The maritime talks between Lebanon and Israel will resume on Tuesday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lebanon and Israel will resume talks brokered by the United States on Tuesday over the border dispute between them in the Mediterranean after a team from Washington arrives in Lebanon, the US State Department said in a statement on Friday.

The team led by John Droscher will arrive in Beirut on Monday.

Negotiations between Lebanon and Israel began in October to try to resolve the dispute that has halted oil and gas exploration in the potentially gas-rich region, but talks have faltered.

The two countries held several rounds of talks hosted by the United Nations at a peacekeeping force base in southern Lebanon, which represented the culmination of a three-year US diplomatic effort.

Lebanese official sources told Reuters on Thursday that the talks would resume next week.

(Prepared by Muhammad Abd Allah for the Arabic Newsletter – Edited by Ahmed Hassan)

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