Israel and Lebanon hold second round of talks over disputed sea border

On October 28, Israel and Lebanon held a second round of sea border talks that have been mediated by the United States.

The disputed sea border has held up hydrocarbon exploration in the area that is potentially rich in gas. However, the sources have said that gaps between the sides remain large.

After an initial meeting earlier this month, delegations from the long-time foes reconvened at a UN peacekeeper base to try to reach an agreement on the same, the talks for which were held at the headquarters of UN peacekeeping force UNIFIL in the Lebanese border town of Naqoura.

The first round of talks was held on October 14 and the teams are set to meet again on October 29, to continue negotiating.

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