The United States of America highlighted the importance of its partnership with the United Arab Emirates and its desire to deepen its relations with the State during the era of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, “may God protect him” . to enhance the security and prosperity of the Emirati and American people.
This was reiterated by the highest US officials, from President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.
For his part, President Biden congratulated His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of State, “may God protect him”, saying: “I congratulate my old friend, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on his election as President of the United Arab Emirates.”
He added: The United States is determined to honor the memory of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may his soul rest in peace, by continuing to strengthen the strategic partnership between our two countries in the months and years to come.
The US president said that the United Arab Emirates is a key partner of the United States.
For his part, Harris, who led a high-level delegation to offer condolences on the death of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may his soul rest in peace, said he would emphasize the importance of the partnership and his country’s wish . to strengthen relations with the United Arab Emirates.
Harris had sent a telegram of condolences, stressing that under the leadership of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may his soul rest in peace, the strong partnership between the two countries has enhanced the security and prosperity of Americans and Emiratis. highlighting the gratitude of the United States. “We will continue to honor his memory by deepening relationships,” he said.
The US delegation, led by Vice President Kamala Harris, included nearly all of Biden’s national security aides, from the Secretaries of State and Defense and the CIA chief to top White House officials.
For his part, Austin said: I congratulate His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of State, may God protect him, for assuming the presidency of the Emirates, and I wish the Emirati people continued prosperity and progress under His Highness’ address.
Since the beginning of the week, world leaders have flocked to the United Arab Emirates to congratulate His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, “may God protect him.”
Senior US officials say the delegation’s formation reflects Washington’s desire to strengthen and improve its strategic relations with the United Arab Emirates.
They noted that Harris will affirm the US intention to deepen relations with the United Arab Emirates in areas ranging from security and climate to energy and trade.
Anthony Blinken, through his Twitter account, congratulated His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of State, “may God protect him”, expressing his aspiration to continue the close cooperation between the Emirati and American peoples.
For its part, the American newspaper “Los Angeles Times” indicated that Biden’s sending of a delegation that includes all his assistants specialized in national security issues to the UAE represents a strong sign of Washington’s support and solidarity with one of its partners. prominent in the Gulf. region, especially since this visit is the highest level since the current US president took office at the beginning of last year.
The newspaper quoted Harris as saying before the start of the visit that the United States attaches great importance to the issue of strengthening its relationship and partnership with the United Arab Emirates, noting that his guidance at the head of this high-level delegation to Abu Dhabi is intended to express “ our commitment to strengthening these relationships”.
In the same context, the American newspaper “Washington Examiner” considered that the visit of a “delegation full of senior officials from the Biden administration” to the UAE confirms the aspiration of the United States to consolidate bilateral relations between the two countries, which, according to the newspaper, they have a long-term security partnership, which includes cooperation in several areas, including defense, cybersecurity and counter-terrorism.