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UAE’s deputy PM and Iranian envoy discuss ‘cooperation’

UAE and Iran officials meet in Abu Dhabi and discuss enhancing ties, in a possible sign of improving relations between Gulf countries and Tehran.

The United Arab Emirates’ deputy prime minister, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, meets Iranian charge d’affaires Sayed Mohammad Hosseini to address “ways of enhancing bilateral cooperation to serve mutual interests of the two friendly countries,” the official WAM news agency reports.

“Issues of common interest were also discussed.”

Abu Dhabi downgraded its relations with Tehran in January 2016 amid fierce rivalry between close Emirati ally Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic.

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