Today, Saturday, US President Joe Biden congratulated Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed on his election as President of the UAE to succeed Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed.
And the White House said in a statement that Biden told the president of the UAE in a phone call that the United States intends to honor the memory of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed “by continuing to strengthen the strategic partnership between our two countries over the coming months and years.”
He also described the UAE as a key partner of the United States, stressing that Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed is “at the forefront of building this partnership.”
The US President expressed his aspiration to work with the President of the UAE “to build on this extraordinary foundation to further strengthen the ties” between the two countries.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed (archive – AFP)
Today, Saturday, the Federal Supreme Council unanimously elected Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as President of the United Arab Emirates. The Council held a meeting today at Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi, headed by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, according to the agency. Emirati news “WAM”.
The meeting was also attended by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, Sheikh Hamad bin Muhammad Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, and Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Umm Al Quwain, and Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.