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Biden congratulates Mohamed bin Zayed on election as new UAE president

Then US Vice President Joe Biden meets with Abu Dhabu's Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the White House in Washington, April 2010. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Then US Vice President Joe Biden meets with Abu Dhabu's Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the White House in Washington, April 2010. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON — US President Joe Biden congratulates the UAE’s de facto ruler Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on being elected as the country’s president following his brother’s death.

“I congratulate my long-time friend Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on his election as President of the United Arab Emirates,” Biden says in a statement, adding that he looks forward to working with the leader “to further strengthen the bonds between our countries and peoples.”

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