Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 22 August 2019

UAE leaders congratulate Trump on US Independence Day

US Independence Day is celebrated on July 4

President Sheikh Khalifa has sent a message of congratulations to President Donald Trump on US Independence Day.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, also sent similar messages to Mr Trump.

On Tuesday, Mr Trump posted a message in honour of the US troops ahead of Fourth of July celebrations.

"Tomorrow, families across our Nation will gather to celebrate the Fourth of July," he tweeted.

"As we do, we will think of the men & women serving overseas at this very moment, far away from their families, protecting America – & we will thank GOD for blessing us with these incredible HEROES!"

Updated: July 4, 2018 10:50 AM