The US’ Special Envoy for Energy Amos Hochstein visited officials in both Lebanon and Israel this week as talks progress on finding a solution to the long-running maritime border dispute between the two countries.

“I remain optimistic that we can make continuous progress as we have over the last several weeks and I look forward to coming back to the region and being able to make the final arrangements,” Mr Hochstein said from Beirut on 1 August. (CONTINUED - 798 WORDS)