Aoun Meets Lebanese Delegation, Kubis on Eve of Maritime Talks


President Michel Aoun held separate talks at Baabda Palace on Tuesday with the Lebanese team tasked with holding indirect maritime talks with Israel, and with the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis on the eve of the talks scheduled on Wednesday.

Aoun met with the four-member Lebanese delegation headed by air force Brig. Gen. Bassam Yassin. The three other members are navy Col. Mazen Basbous, Lebanese oil official Wissam Chbat and border expert Najib Massihi.

Caretaker Defense Minister Zeina Akar, and Army chief Joseph Aoun attended the meeting.

"The talks are technical. A fair solution must be reached to protect the sovereign rights of Lebanese," stressed Aoun.


Lebanon and Israel are set to begin US-brokered negotiations Thursday on their disputed maritime border.

Earlier, Aoun met with the UN Special Coordinator.