Israel open to U.S.-mediated talks with Lebanon on sea border

May 27, 2019

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel voiced openness on Monday to U.S.-mediated talks with Lebanon on resolving a dispute over the neighbors’ maritime border that has dogged Mediterranean oil and gas exploration.

Such talks, Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz’s office said in a statement after he met U.S. envoy David Satterfield, could be “for the good of both countries’ interests in developing natural gas reserves and oil” by agreeing a border.

(Writing by Dan Williams; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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