Lebanon Affirms Strong Ties With Cyprus

Lebanon Affirms Strong Ties With Cyprus

BEIRUT, Jun 21 (NNN-NNA) – The Lebanese-Cypriot ties are strong, said the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants yesterday, a day after Hezbollah Leader, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah threatened to wage a war against Cyprus.

“The Lebanese-Cypriot relations are based on a rich history of diplomatic cooperation; also, bilateral communication and consultation are ongoing at the highest levels, between the two countries, to discuss issues of common interest,” the ministry said.

The ministry’s statement comes a day after Nasrallah threatened to wage war against Cyprus, if the latter allows Israel to use its airports in the event of a war with Hezbollah.

Tensions along the Lebanon-Israel border escalated on Oct 8, last year, following a barrage of rockets launched by the Lebanese armed group, Hezbollah, towards Israel, in solidarity with Hamas.– NNN-NNA


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