President Kamala Harris?
United Arab Emirates – Kamala Harris arrived in Abu Dhabi on Monday to pay respects to the federation’s deceased president HH Sheikh Khalifa and to meet the new leader, HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed.
Harris was joined by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Climate Envoy John Kerry, CIA Director William Burns and other officials.
Feeble Joe stayed behind.
US @VP Kamala Harris arrives in Abu Dhabi to offer condolences following the death of HH Sheikh Khalifa and to meet President HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed – @TheNationalNews @UAEEmbassyUS @USAinUAE pic.twitter.com/usuooBiNdW
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Vice President Kamala Harris led a high-powered American delegation to the United Arab Emirates on Monday to pay respects to the federation’s late ruler and meet with the newly ascended president.
Before departing Abu Dhabi, Harris said she had offered condolences on the death of the long-ailing Sheikh Khalifa and sought to shore up America’s crucial relationship with the UAE in her meeting with Sheikh Mohammed.
“We were here to discuss the strength of that partnership and that friendship and our commitment going forward … to reaffirm the shared commitment we have to security and prosperity in this region,” she told reporters, without taking questions.
It was widely expected officials would address the UAE’s long-simmering frustrations about American security protection in the region as well as tensions that have emerged between the countries over Russia’s war on Ukraine.
The UAE, along with Saudi Arabia, has faced American pressure to shun Russia and pump more oil to improve stability in energy markets as Europe tries to wean itself off Russian crude.