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Israel, Lebanon ink maritime border deal

Delegations from Israel, Lebanon, the United States, the United Nations and France gathered in Naqoura, Lebanon, to make the agreement on the Israeli-Lebanese maritime border official.
at the United Nations Interim Force to Lebanon headquarters in Naqoura, Lebanon

Israel and Lebanon have signed their US-mediated maritime boundary agreement. The two delegations inked the deal at the UN Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) headquarters in the Lebanese border town of Naqoura, where several of the US-mediated talks took place.

Reports over the past week said that the Israeli and the Lebanese delegations would each sign the agreement in a separate room. According to Israeli press reports this afternoon, both delegations were in the same room during the signing, which took place in the presence of US mediator Amos Hochstein and United Nations special coordinator for Lebanon Joanna Wronecka. There were no handshakes nor family pictures. Israel was represented by Energy Minister Karin Elharar.

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