The Lebanese Army Command – Directorate of Orientation issued a statement regarding the meeting of the delegation charged with negotiating the demarcation of the Lebanese Bakr border, in which it stated the following:
In implementation of the directives of the President of the Lebanese Republic, General Michel Aoun, the Commander of the Lebanese Army, General Joseph Aoun, met in his office in Yarzeh with the delegation in charge of the negotiation file to demarcate the borders …
During the meeting, the Armed Forces Commander gave the basic directives for launching the negotiation process with the aim of delineating the maritime borders on the basis of the line that starts from Ras Naqoura by land and extends by sea according to the midline technique, without taking into account any impact on the coastal islands of occupied Palestine.
This is based on a study prepared by the Army Command in accordance with international laws. “