Statement to the Press

United States Ambassador John Desrocher visited Lebanon today and held bilateral talks with H.E. President Michel Aoun, Commander of the Lebanese Army General Joseph Aoun, and Brigadier General Bassam Yassine, as well as other members of the Lebanese delegation.  These talks occurred as part of Ambassador Desrocher’s ongoing mediation efforts on the Lebanon-Israel maritime boundary.  The discussions were productive and allowed for a frank exchange of views on necessary steps to reach a long-awaited and mutually beneficial agreement.