UNIFIL welcomes announcement of framework agreement to launch negotiations between Lebanon, Israel on maritime border demarcation

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A statement issued on Thursday by the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) welcomed the announcement of a framework agreement to launch negotiations between Lebanon and Israel on maritime and land boundary demarcation between the two countries.

“UNIFIL stands ready to extend to the parties all the support at its disposal and facilitate efforts towards a resolution of this upcoming negotiations and move forward with Blue Line demarcation,” UNIFIL’s statement read. 

“Under Security Council resolution 1701, UNIFIL is supporting any agreement between the two countries aimed at reinforcing confidence in getting the parties to re-commit to the sanctity of the Blue Line and the broader border demarcation process,” the statement added.