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Cyprus, Lebanon to discuss maritime borders

Cypriot President Demetris Christofias takes part in a joint news conference with Maltese Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi (not pictured) at the prime minister's office at Auberge de Castille in Valletta June 8, 2012. (REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi)

BEIRUT: Cypriot President Demetris Christofias will discuss the demarcation of maritime borders with Lebanese officials in a visit to Beirut next week, the CNA reported Thursday. Diplomatic sources told the CNA that Christofias will seek to reach a new agreement over the demarcation of Exclusive Economic Zones between Cyprus, Lebanon and Israel. The source said Cyprus will attempt to mediate a settlement between Lebanon and Israel over a disputed 850 square km area. 

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on January 04, 2013, on page 5.

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