Cyprus Seeks To Speed Up EEZ Demarcation With Lebanon

Cyprus Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis said Thursday his country was seeking to increase its cooperation with Lebanon in gas and oil exploration, adding that the demarcation of the Exclusive Economic Zone should be pursued rapidly.

The minister, who held talks with President Michel Sleiman, caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati and caretaker Energy Minister Gebran Bassil, is trying to expedite the demarcation of the joint maritime border between Lebanon and Cyprus to avoid any future conflict.

 Lakkotrypis described his talks with Lebanese officials as very productive. 

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