Lebanon, Syria to discuss maritime borders demarcation
Following the agreement between "Israel" and Lebanon on the southern maritime border demarcation, the latter is to meet with Syria to discuss the borders of the two brotherly countries.
Deputy Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament Elias Bou Saab has been tasked with leading a delegation that will head to Syria on October 26 to discuss the demarcation of the maritime border between the two countries, Lebanon's presidential office said on Monday.
"(Lebanese) President Michel Aoun authorized Deputy Speaker of Parliament Elias Bou Saab to lead the delegation and head to Syria on Wednesday to hold meetings with Syrian officials to discuss the demarcation of maritime borders between the two fraternal countries," the presidential office said in a statement.
The acting Lebanese foreign minister, the head of the country's security directorate, members of the board of directors of Lebanon's Directorate General of Oil, and the transport minister are part of the delegation heading to Syria.
Days ago, Lebanese President Michel Aoun considered that the completion of the maritime demarcation agreement between Lebanon and "Israel" will pull Lebanon out of the abyss it was pulled into.
The Lebanese President had announced that Lebanon agreed to adopt the final formula prepared by the US mediator Amos Hochstein to demarcate the southern maritime borders.
Aoun added that the agreement will be followed by the start of returning batches of displaced Syrians to their country, adding that "the next step should be to hold talks with Syria to resolve the disputed area with it, which is more than 900 square kilometers, through brotherly discussions."