President Michel Aoun has received a phone call from U.S. mediator Amos Hochstein, who briefed him on the outcome of the latest round of talks with the Lebanese and Israeli sides, the Presidency said.
“Mr. Hochstein clarified that the discussion rounds have been concluded… and over the next few hours he will send a version that includes the final format of the proposal related to the demarcation of the southern maritime border,” the Presidency added.
Hochstein also “thanked President Aoun and his team for the wise management of the negotiations file and the approach towards the discussed points, which facilitated the continuation of the negotiations through strenuous work over the past days,” the President said.
It added that the Lebanese side would “thoroughly study the final format in order to take the appropriate decision.”
Aoun had also met with Deputy Speaker Elias Bou Saab prior to the call with Hochstein. According to the Presidency, the Deputy Speaker briefed the President on the details of the discussions that he had held with Hochstein over the course of three days.