No: 323, 27 October 2022, Press Release Regarding the Signing of the Maritime Boundary Delimitation Agreement Between Lebanon and Israel

Republic Of Türkiye Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 27.10.2022

We welcome the maritime boundary delimitation agreement signed today (27 October) between Lebanon and Israel, with mediation of the United States, as a result of indirect talks.

We hope that this agreement will contribute to peace and stability in the Eastern Mediterranean, already facing a number of challenges.

The agreement also envisages a joint development model and revenue sharing through third party operator for certain hydrocarbon license areas within the two countries' continental shelf. This model which reflects similar practices in the world, sets a good example for the region and in particular for the Turkish and Greek Cypriots.

In fact, last July, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus made a cooperation proposal to the Greek Cypriot side based on a joint development approach through determining equitable revenue sharing percentages, without prejudice to the existing rights of international oil companies; and offered to establish a joint committee for this purpose.

Having proposed to convene an inclusive Eastern Mediterranean Conference in 2020, Türkiye continues to support the off-shore hydrocarbon cooperation proposals put forward by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in 2011, 2012, 2019 and 2022.

Atatürk

Emir Salim Yüksel Ambassador
Monday - Friday

09:00 - 12:30 / 14.00 - 17:30

Working hours for consular section: Monday to Thursday 2pm- 5pm
1/1/2024 1/1/2024 New Year's Day
1/25/2024 1/25/2024 Thaipusam
2/1/2024 2/1/2024 Federal Territory Day
2/12/2024 2/12/2024 Chinese New Year
3/28/2024 3/28/2024 Nuzul Al-Quran
4/10/2024 4/11/2024 Hari Raya Aidil Fitri
5/1/2024 5/1/2024 Labor Day
5/22/2024 5/22/2024 Wesak Day
6/3/2024 6/3/2024 Birthday of DYMM SPG Yang Di-Pertuan Agong
6/17/2024 6/17/2024 Hari Raya Haji
7/8/2024 7/8/2024 Awal Muharam
8/31/2024 8/31/2024 National Day of Malaysia- Merdeka Day
9/16/2024 9/16/2024 Birthday of Prophet Mohammad
9/16/2024 9/16/2024 Malaysia Day
10/29/2024 10/29/2024 Turkish National Day
10/31/2024 10/31/2024 Deepavali
12/25/2024 12/25/2024 Christmas