Dignitaries Visit Pakistani Teen Shot by Taliban

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Pakistani teen, Malala Yousufzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban earlier this month, received support from some high powered politicians Wednesday.

Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague and leaders from Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates visited the hospital where the 15-year-old Pakistani education activist is recovering.

Yousufzai is recovering at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham after being flown there for treatment and protection from Taliban threats since the Oct. 9 attack.

Hague, Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik, and UAE Foreign Minister Sheik Abdullah bin Zayed did not meet with Malala but met with her father.

"She's been given the best of the best treatment in the world," Malik said.

The shooting bolstered cooperation between the three nations after their combined effort to evacuate and treat the little girl.

Malala was flown to Britain in an air ambulance provided by the Emirates and her ongoing medical care in Britain is being paid for by the Pakistan government.

"The people of Pakistan have our sympathy and our robust support in combating terrorism and violence," Hague said before reiterating the British prime minister's commitment to strong counter-terrorism links between Pakistan and the United Kingdom.

The Taliban claimed they targeted Malala, who had gained international recognition for advocating for girls' education, because she promoted so-called Western thinking and secularism.

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