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Published: 10:34, October 27, 2021
Lebanon insists on oil, gas rights in talks with Israel
By Xinhua
Published:10:34, October 27, 2021 By Xinhua

In this photo released by the Lebanese government, Lebanese President Michel Aoun, left, meets with Prime Minister Najib Mikat at the presidential palace, in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Sept 10, 2021. (DALATI NOHRA / LEBANESE OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT VIA AP)

BEIRUT - Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Tuesday that Lebanon will not give up its oil and gas wealth in indirect border demarcation talks with Israel, a statement by Lebanon's Presidency reported.

"The Lebanese will get their full rights in oil and gas wealth," Aoun said.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun added that the Lebanese should not be concerned about the appointment of the new US mediator in the talks between Lebanon and Israel

The president added that the Lebanese should not be concerned about the appointment of the new US mediator in the talks between Lebanon and Israel.

The appointment of Israel-born Amos Hochstein as new mediator raised concerns among the Lebanese about the fairness and neutrality of talks.

Lebanon and Israel started negotiations through a US mediator in Oct 2020 at the UN peacekeeper's base in Lebanon's Naqoura but talks stalled later on.

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Lebanon is in dire need to find commercial gas reserves in its own waters. 


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