Tuesday, June 22

Moussawi, Sarraf confer over restoring national rights in marine waters, unifying vision on land borders

Member of the "Loyalty to the Resistance" Parliamentary Bloc, MP Nawwaf al-Moussawi, deliberated Tuesday with Caretaker National Defense Minister, Yacoub Sarraf, over ways of restoring Lebanon's rights to its marine waters and unifying the national vision towards land borders.

According to a statement by Hezbollah's Media Relations branch, it indicated that talks tackled "the best means to restore national rights in marine waters, especially in the exclusive economic zone, and to unify the vision on the land borders that have been re-defined several times since 1920."

"Discussions also addressed the importance of establishing a commercial and transit port in the Naqoura area for the benefit and economic development of the region and the assertion of Lebanese sovereignty over all territories, especially those adjacent to the Palestinian territories occupied by the Israeli enemy," the statement added.

"Such a port would ensure security and protection through the naval military base established in that strategic area, in addition to providing many job opportunities and restoring the demographic balance in all areas of Lebanon...becoming a vital artery that feeds the region from the coast to the Arab depth through the districts of Tyre, Marjayoun-Hasbaya and Western Bekaa," the statement went on.

"Ways of ceasing violations on the natural reserve located in the city of Tyre, on the Rashidieh camp's side, with reviews of factual information from 2004 to 2017 based on aerial maps, also featured high during discussions," the statement concluded.

Source: National News Agency