Israeli PM: Israel, Lebanon have reached historic deal on maritime border

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid makes an opening statement as he chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, October 2, 2022. Maya Alleruzzo/Pool via REUTERS

JERUSALEM, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Israel and Lebanon have reached "an historic agreement" on their maritime border, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said on Tuesday.

“This is an historic achievement that will strengthen Israel’s security, inject billions into Israel’s economy, and ensure the stability of our northern border,” Lapid said.

The deal will be brought before his security cabinet and government on Wednesday for their approval before it is reviewed by parliament, Lapid said in a statement.

Reporting by Maayan Lubell and Ari Rabinovitch

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