Work began on the realization of an agreement to demarcate the borders between Lebanon and Israel in earnest about two years ago through indirect negotiations that were being held in Naqoura. At that time, a team of technical and technical experts led the negotiations from the Lebanese side, and later turned the negotiation into a political par excellence.
President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, received, after a long wait, a phone call from US President Joe Biden, during which he congratulated him on the conclusion of negotiations to demarcate the southern maritime border, stressing the United States’ support for Lebanon to achieve stability and enable it to strengthen its economy and benefit from its natural resources.
No one disagrees that the maritime border demarcation file was surrounded by many question marks, and be aware of some ambiguities, especially since the file is managed by politics and not by technical and legal experts. What are the positives that are being talked about? Was it clear? What will Lebanon gain economically with the completion of the demarcation file?
In the end, will this deal be positive and will Lebanon recover from its current crisis, or is it only an agreement through which the Covenant seeks to achieve before its farewell?
The coming days will reveal what is really happening, and what the deal revolved around, because without a doubt, there is no confidence in the Lebanese authorities.