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UAE Leaders Congratulate US President Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris

Sheikh Mohammed and Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden meets with his Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, at Zabeel Palace in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 8, 2016. Photo: Official White House Photo by David Lienemann

Joe Biden has been elected as the next president of the United States with running-mate Kamala Harris as vice-president, and much of the world has rejoiced in celebration. The US Presidential Election has been one of the most important events this year, with more than just America and its citizens being impacted by the outcome. The marking of Joe Biden as president-elect and a new leader in the White House will be a time of change, where the country’s foreign policy and international relations are something that can affect the entire world.

As the election result came in last night, announcing Biden as the president-elect of the USA, many world leaders, including rulers from the UAE, have offered their congratulations.

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai offered his congratulations to both Biden and Harris early this morning, November 8, as he took to Twitter to share how he looks forward to building on the relationship between the US and the UAE. “Congratulations to the President-Elect of the United States @JoeBiden and Vice President-Elect @KamalaHarris. We look forward to strengthening our five-decade enduring and strategic relations.”

Similarly, HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces also took to Twitter to express his congratulations to Biden and Harris on their historic victory. “Congratulations to @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris on winning the US elections. Our sincere wishes for further development and prosperity for the American people. The UAE and USA are friends and allies with a strong historic partnership that we look forward to strengthening together,” His Highness wrote.

It has been a memorable election for many reasons. Firstly, Biden’s win makes Donald Trump the first one-term president since the 1990s, and secondly, the election taking part in the midst of a global pandemic. However, a historic moment for the ages is Harris being the first woman, and the first black and Asian American to become vice-president of the United States. President-elect Biden gave his victory speech on Saturday, vowing to unify the United States and marked his upcoming presidency as a “time to heal.”

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