UAE says Afghanistan's Ghani is in Gulf Arab state

DUBAI, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani is in the United Arab Emirates, the Gulf state's foreign ministry said on Wednesday, after he left as Taliban fighters seized control.

"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," it said in a statement.

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Reporting by Ghaida Ghantous; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne

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