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January 5, 2022

Secretary Blinken’s Call with the UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Emirati Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Secretary Blinken and Sheikh Abdullah discussed Russia’s military buildup near Ukraine’s borders as well as other bilateral and regional issues, including developments in Yemen, Ethiopia, and Sudan.  Secretary Blinken congratulated the UAE for assuming a seat on the UN Security Council earlier this month.