UN welcomes Lebanon-Israel maritime agreement
The UN Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed the signing of the agreement today to delineate the maritime boundary between Lebanon and Israel.
The Secretary-General strongly believes this development can promote increased stability in the region and enhanced prosperity for the Lebanese and Israeli peoples, according to a statement issued by his spokesperson.
. In (27 October), delegations from Israel and Lebanon presented to the United States lead mediator their signed agreement to the delineation of their maritime boundary, in a ceremony held at UNIFIL premises in Naqoura, southern Lebanon.
In a statement following the ceremony (issued separately), the Special Coordinator welcomed this historic achievement, which can serve as a confidence-building measure that promotes security and stability in the region and provide economic benefits for both countries.