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Cyprus mulls ratification of Lebanon EEZ delineation agreement

Ministers of Energy and Foreign Affairs are in the neighboring country for talks


The Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Energy Nikos Christodoulides and Giorgos Lakkotrypis are in Beirut for meetings with their Lebanese counterparts as Cyprus seeks to strengthen cooperation with Lebanon in the field of energy and energy security.

Christodoulides said that one of the issues that is high on the agenda is the outstanding issue of ratifying the agreement on the delineation of the limits of the exclusive economic zones between Cyprus and Lebanon.

To this end, he added, he will have a meeting with the President of the Lebanese Parliament.

Christodoulides expressed the hope that tomorrow, there will be a preliminary agreement to start talks on a cooperation framework with Lebanon, similar to the one agreed with Egypt.

Referring to the tripartite ministerial meeting between Cyprus, Greece and Lebanon, he described it as historic.

He stressed that the three partners should now work towards achieving tangible results.

He also pointed out that the cooperation of the three countries is based on a positive agenda and is not directed against other countries.

Cyprus signed EEZ delimitation agreements with Egypt (2003), Lebanon (2007) and Israel (2010). The delimitation effected with these agreements is based on the median line method.

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