Beirut (UNA-OIC) – The second round of the Lebanese-Israeli indirect border demarcation talks, under the auspices of the United Nations and with US mediation, resumed at the headquarters of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in Ras al-Naqoura, south of Lebanon.
The two delegations discussed the demarcation of the maritime borders, where the Lebanese side carried maps and documents showing points of dispute with Israel.
The Lebanese negotiating delegation comprised Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations Brig. Gen. Bassam Yassin, as head of the delegation; Marine Colonel Mazen Basbous; Maritime borders expert Najib Msihi; and Board member at the Lebanese Petroleum Administration, Wissam Chbat.
Deputy Special Coordinator for Lebanon, in the Office of the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL) Ján Kubiš, moderated the negotiations in the presence of US Mediator Ambassador John Desrocher.