US President Biden thanks UAE for support in Afghan evacuation

US President Biden thanks UAE for support in Afghan evacuation
Mohamed Bin Zayed with Joe Biden. (File: AFP and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Twitter account.)
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Updated 22 August 2021

US President Biden thanks UAE for support in Afghan evacuation

US President Biden thanks UAE for support in Afghan evacuation

DUBAI: US President Joe Biden thanked Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed al-Nahyan, for assisting in the evacuation operations from Afghanistan, state-run news agency WAM reported Sunday. 

During a phone call last night, WAM said quoted an Emirati official saying the US president has expressed his thanks and appreciation for the support and facilities provided by the UAE in the evacuation of American diplomats and nationals from Afghanistan, as well as citizens of friendly countries, and Afghans who hold visas for these countries. 

"This collaborative effort reflects the enduring and strong strategic partnership between the two close allies," it added. 

The UAE said on Friday it had agreed to host 5,000 Afghan nationals to be evacuated from their country for 10 days on their way to a third country at the request of the United States.