Lebanese president calls on Totalenergies to start drilling after deal with Israel

Lebanese President Michel Aoun called on Totalenergies to quickly start drilling in block 9 in the Mediterranean sea.

The Lebanese Presidency said Aoun met with a delegation from the company and called for a start to drilling to offset the time spent in indirect negotiations with Israel to demarcate the southern maritime borders.

Earlier this month, Lebanon and Israel reached an agreement demarcating a disputed maritime border between them after years of US-mediated negotiations.

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