US President Joe Biden.
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DUBAI – US President Jose Biden thanked Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for the UAE’s help in evacuation efforts in Afghanistan.
Biden spoke to Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed in a phone call on Saturday (August 21), according to state news agency WAM.
“We highly appreciate the UAE’s humanitarian efforts in facilitating the safe transit of American citizens, embassies’ employees and foreigners who were evacuated from Kabul on their way to a third country,” Biden said.
As requested by the United States, several evacuation flights from Afghanistan have arrived into the UAE en route to other countries.
Since August 14, the US has flown at least 17,000 people out of Afghanistan after the country was retaken by the Taliban. ICA/Expat Media
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