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Denys Bédarride
Sunday 25 September 2022 Last update on Sunday, September 25, 2022 At 7:00 AM

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said on September 19 that production from the disputed Karish gas field will begin soon, amid a dispute with Lebanon over the demarcation of the maritime border.

“Israel believes that it is possible to reach an agreement on the maritime border between Lebanon and Israel, in a way that will serve the interests of the citizens of both countries and strengthen regional stability,” said Yair Lapid.

And to add: “Gas production from the Karish platform is not linked to the negotiations, and the platform will start producing gas as soon as possible”.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun had previously announced that negotiations with Israel on the demarcation of Lebanon’s southern border were “in their final phase”.

Last week, Israeli public broadcaster KAN said, quoting an Israeli official, that Tel Aviv displayed “particularly cautious optimism” about the possibility of reaching an agreement with Lebanon on their disputed maritime border.

Lebanon and Israel are vying for a maritime area of ​​860 square kilometers, according to maps sent by the two countries to the UN in 2011.

This area is rich in natural gas and oil. As of 2020, five rounds of indirect negotiations have been held on the issue under UN auspices and US mediation, with the last round taking place in May 2021.

Source : Anadolu Agency

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