Kabul: Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who fled the country after the Taliban takeover on Sunday, has been “welcomed” in the UAE, the country’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
The UAE foreign ministry, in a brief one line statement, said: “The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation can confirm that the UAE has welcomed President Ashraf Ghani and his family into the country on humanitarian grounds.”
On Sunday, Ghani, who first went to Tajikistan was reportedly denied permission to land. He then went to Oman, and has now finally been granted shelter in the UAE.
The sudden takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban on Sunday left the world in shock, and especially after Ghani left Kabul in the evening, plunging the nation into chaos.
Meanwhile, Ashraf Ghani is allegedly in a hospital in the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi, his condition is deteriorating, Iranian agency YJC reported, citing sources.
It noted that Ghani had been hospitalized for treatment a few hours ago