Israel, Lebanon announce talks on maritime border

Both nations want US to act as mediator to resolve maritime dispute over borders, natural resources.

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Lebanon-Israel border at Rosh Hanikra (file)
Lebanon-Israel border at Rosh Hanikra (file)
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Israel and Lebanon have confirmed that talks on border demarcation and water use have begun.

The two nations are technically at war.

Israel's Minister of Energy Yuval Steinetz issued the following statement: "Our goal is to end the dispute on the subject of border demarcation between Israel and Lebanon where water use is concerned in order to assist in the development of water resources for the benefit of all nations in the region."

Reuters has reported that Lebanon's Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri stated that it is the desire of both Lebanon and Israel that the US act as mediator in this matter. Berri also stated that the talks will be be held in the southern Lebanon border town of Naqoura.