Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed holds talks in Cyprus

The UAE and Cyprus are determined to consolidate relations, reports said

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Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, today met with Demetris Syllouris, the President of the Cypriot Parliament, and reviewed the prospects for advancing cooperation between the two countries.

The UAE's top diplomat, now on a visit to Cyprus, said he wanted to consolidate their relations.

Mr Syllouris said Cyprus was keen to increase their ties, WAM news agency reported

Sheikh Abdullah also touched upon the recent tensions in the Gulf of Oman.

"We presented our evidence to the UN Security Council. We have done that in a very technical manner; we have done it in a manner which is responsible, open, and transparent and we invited many of our friends, allies and partners to look at it," he said.

"The conclusion is this has only been possible by state sponsored attacks. We hope that we can further work with our friends and partners in preventing such escalation from moving forward," he added.