President Ashraf Ghani is deeply saddened by the death of the ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Kabul, Juma Mohammed Abdullah al-Kaabi, after he succumbed to injuries sustained in an attack in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, the Presidential Palace said in a statement on Wednesday.
Ghani said in the statement that the attack will not hamper the ties between Kabul and Abu Dhabi as the two countries enjoy strengthened relations.
“Shedding the blood of Afghanistan and UAE citizens in this terrorist attack will strengthen the two countries will to fight and combat terrorism,” Ghani said.
The president sent his condolences to the family of the ambassador al-Kaabi and the people of the UAE.
The blast occurred inside the Kandahar governor's high-security guest house where the UAE diplomats, including Ambassador Juma Mohammed Abdullah al-Kaabi, gathered for dinner.
The attack in Kandahar last month left 11 dead including five UAE diplomats.