Vice President Kamala Harris is leading a diplomatic group of American leaders to the United Arab Emirates to pay respects following the death of the nation’s leader Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Harris will be joined by a team of U.S. leaders, including Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Kamala Harris Resumes Diplomatic Trail: Leading U.S. Delegation to UAE Following Death of Emirati President https://t.co/fC7akyJdrE
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“She will meet with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates,” Harris press secretary Kirsten Allen confirmed in a statement.
“In addition to honoring the memory and the legacy of Sheikh Khalifa, the Vice President will underscore the strength of the partnership between our countries and our desire to further deepen our ties in the coming months and years,” the statement added.
I am traveling to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to express condolences on the passing of the President of the UAE, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. I will emphasize the importance our partnership and the desire to further strengthen our ties.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) May 15, 2022
Past diplomatic travels by Harris have often not ended well, including a variety of blunders.
Yet Harris may be the only way the White House can be represented, as Biden appears unable to travel as needed for presidential events.