The continued upgrading of bilateral relations between Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates in various fields and levels were underlined during a meeting President of the House of Representatives Annita Demetriou had with UAE’s Ambassador to Cyprus Sultan Ahmed Ghanem Αl Suwaidi.
A House press release said that Demetriou expressed her appreciation for the principled stance of the UAE as regards the Cyprus problem and efforts to resolve it, especially in the light of the escalating Turkish provocations against the Republic in the fenced off area of Famagusta.
The continued upgrading of bilateral relations between Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates in various fields and levels were underlined, for the benefit of both peoples and the two countries in general. They also stressed the importance of strengthening parliamentary exchanges and cooperation through specific actions and initiatives.
Turkey invaded Cyprus on July 20, 1974 and still occupies 37% of Cyprus` territory. Numerous UN backed talks to reunite the island have failed to yield results.
UN Security Council resolution 550 (1984) considers any attempts to settle any part of Varosha by people other than its inhabitants as inadmissible and calls for the transfer of this area to the administration of the UN. UN Security Council resolution 789 (1992) also urges that with a view to the implementation of resolution 550 (1984), the area at present under the control of the United Nations Peace-keeping Force in Cyprus be extended to include Varosha.
On October 8, 2020, the Turkish side opened part of the fenced area of Varosha, following an announcement made in Ankara on October 6. Both the UN Secretary-General and the EU expressed concern, while the UN Security Council called for the reversal of this course of action.