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UAE leaders, Saudi King congratulate Trump on US Presidential election victory

UAE Prime Minister says he hopes to share the UAE’s message of peace tolerance and development for a better world

UAE leaders, Saudi King congratulate Trump on US Presidential election victory
Republican presidential elect Donald Trump waves to supporters during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York (Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)\n

UAE’s President, Vice President and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi congratulated Donald Trump on his election victory.

The US billionaire businessman stunned the world on Tuesday by defeating heavily favoured Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House.

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa issued a congratulatory cable to Donald Trump on being elected as the 45th President of America, and wished him success in his future tasks, according to news agency WAM.

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed commended the strategic relations between both countries and peoples and highlighted the UAE's keenness to boost these relations in various fields.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, dispatched a similar cable to Mr Trump.

Tweeting from his own account, UAE Vice President Sheikh Mohammed said, “We offer our congratulations and best wishes both to President Elect Donald Trump and to the American people.”

In a second tweet the Ruler of Dubai added, “We look forward to share our message of hope, peace, tolerance and development for a better world.”

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz also congratulated Donald Trump on his US presidential election victory, state news agency SPA said.

The agency said that King Salman wished Trump success in "achieving security and stability in the Middle East and the wider world".

Kuwait has also sent congratulatory a message to Trump on his election victory.

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