US Envoy to Visit Lebanon, Discuss Israel Maritime Talks – State Dept
The United States will send an envoy to Lebanon next week to discuss the country’s energy crisis and underscore Washington’s hope that Beirut and Israel can reach a decision delimiting their maritime boundary, the State Department said on Friday.
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.