Bou Saab says unified stance 'strong factor' in negotiations

2 August, 2022
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Bou Saab says unified stance 'strong factor' in negotiations

Deputy Speaker Elias Bou Saab negated Tuesday a zigzag line in the border demarcation between Lebanon and Israel.

"The zigzag line has not been proposed," Bou Saab told LBCI in an interview, adding that Lebanon is holding onto its blocs and would not accept partnership with Israel nor sharing its resources. "Who said we would accept a zigzag line," he asked.

Media reports had mentioned a zigzag line that would grant Israel an additional maritime area in return for the Qana field that would be given to Lebanon.

"We were keen on preventing leaked information in order to make the negotiations succeed," Bou Saab said, adding that the President, the PM-designate and the Speaker were unanimous about the demarcation file and that they have been coordinating together. "This is a strong factor for the negotiations," he affirmed.

Bou Saab revealed that the awaited solution will be close to what Lebanon wants.

U.S. mediator Amos Hochstein had arrived in Beirut on Sunday and met with the three Lebanese leaders on Monday. He is scheduled to return to Lebanon with an Israeli answer within two weeks.


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