15 February 2017
Arg, Kabul: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is deeply saddened over death of Juma Mohammed Abdullah al-Kaabi, UAE Ambassador to Afghanistan.
The Ambassador and a number of UAE Diplomats who visited Kandahar last month to open Al-Nahyan Charitable Foundation were targeted in a terrorist attack as a result of which the Ambassador sustained severe injuries.
The Emirati Ambassador and his colleagues paid the highest sacrifices during a humanitarian mission for peace and development of Afghanistan. The people of Afghanistan will never forget their sacrifices.
Deeply saddened over death of Emirati Ambassador to Afghanistan, the President said that since Afghanistan and United Arab Emirates have strong and enduring relations, the terrorist attack on UAE diplomats will not sour our relations.
The President added that killing of Afghan and Emirati citizens will embolden the determination of the two Governments and peoples in the fight against terrorism.
The President offers his condolences and sympathies to Al-Kabi’s family, Government and Brotherly nation of UAE.
President Ghani visited United Arab Emirates very recently and separately met the families of those Diplomats who were martyred in Kandahar terrorist attack. He presented condolences to the families on behalf of the Government and people of Afghanistan.