DUBAI- The central bank of the United Arab Emirates withdrew 7 billion dirhams ($1.9 bln) of surplus liquidity from the market during May, according to a statement carried by state news agency WAM on Wednesday.

The move comes after the central bank injected 16.1 billion dirhams into the money supply in April, the statement said.

(Reporting by Katie Paul Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky) ((;))