Australian PM thanks UAE for support in tackling bushfires


Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has thanked the UAE for offering support to help fight bushfires and rebuild the damage they have caused.

In a tweet, Morrison said, "Thank you UAE for your condolences and offers of support."

Morrison's tweet came in response to the phone call of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, who offered necessary expertise, equipment, manpower and other forms of support to help tackle the fires.

The Emirates Red Crescent has already joined forces with the Australian Red Cross to raise funds and support those who have lost their homes and livelihoods.

It has launched an appeal across the Emirates to raise funds for the bushfire victims, through its website.

Meanwhile, the UAE will be hosting a moment for Australia at the Burj Khalifa on Friday, in a show of solidarity.

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