| 31 January 2023, Tuesday |

U.S. envoy to visit Lebanon, discuss Israel maritime talks -State Dept

The US will send an envoy to Lebanon next week to discuss the country’s energy issue and to express Washington’s hope that Beirut and Israel can agree on a maritime boundary, according to the State Department.

Amos Hochstein, the State Department’s senior advisor for energy security, will visit Lebanon June 13-14, the department said in a statement. Washington began mediating indirect talks over Israel and Lebanon’s disputed maritime border in 2020.

“The Administration welcomes the consultative and open spirit of the parties to reach a final decision, which has the potential to yield greater stability, security, and prosperity for both Lebanon and Israel, as well as for the region,” the statement said.


  • Reuters