The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the announcements that the Governments of Lebanon and Israel have formally agreed to reach a settlement of their maritime boundary dispute, as mediated by the US, as part of the joint effort.

Israeli-Lebanese maritime border demarcation is welcomed by the UN

A spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric, quoted Guterres as stating that this encouraging development can enhance stability in the region and increase opportunities and prosperity for both the Lebanese and Israeli people. Furthermore, he reiterated the UN’s commitment to supporting the effective implementation of Security Council resolution 1701 (2006) and other relevant resolutions.