The American mediator in the maritime borders’ demarcation file between Lebanon and Israel, Amos Hochstein, considered that the agreement that was reached is an important achievement because it will give Lebanon and the Lebanese the opportunity to invest it, which they should take advantage of.
Citing “National”, Hochstein stressed “the importance of using energy sources as means of development, progress and improving relations between countries, rather than using them as tools of war and conflict.”
He pointed out that “the security and stability of countries inevitably leads to their prosperity.”
He also stressed that “the only thing that will not happen is Lebanon joining the rest of the East in benefiting from energy developments, because it has not yet been able to start production,” noting that “there was no company that wanted to come to a country whose relationship is unstable with Israel.”
Pointing out that “there is an imbalance between Lebanon and Israel, as Israel is developing in the field of gas, which will affect its economy, while Lebanon is doing nothing.”