U.S. President Joe Biden made a phone call with Sheikh Mohammed bin Saeed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, to commend the United Arab Emirates’ support for the expulsion from Afghanistan.
According to a White House statement, Biden praised the United States, its allies and the United Arab Emirates’ support for the expulsion of Afghan citizens from Afghanistan.
The US President said: “We greatly appreciate the humanitarian efforts of the United Arab Emirates to facilitate the safe transportation of US citizens, embassy staff and foreigners who have been deported from Kabul to third countries.”
“This situation involves a strong and lasting partnership between the United Arab Emirates and the United States,” he added.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Saeed Al Nahyan and the President of the United States exchanged views on many issues and developments in regional and international public files, emphasizing the importance of working together to meet these challenges.
He also thanked US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken for helping his country withdraw from Afghanistan, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait and other countries.
Between hosting and deportation, the UAE’s humanitarian arm continues to operate effectively, which, as everyone saw, helped evacuate about 8,500 foreigners from Afghanistan through its flights and its airports.
The humanitarian effort facilitates dozens of recent flights carrying hundreds of foreign nationals from Afghanistan to the United Arab Emirates, including several diplomats, various national staff and NGO workers arriving at the country’s airports.
The United Kingdom has thanked the United Arab Emirates for its support in the expulsion of British and Afghan citizens from Afghanistan.
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