UAE President and ruler of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan handed absent on Friday, community media studies quoting the Ministry of Presidential Affairs stated. He was seventy three.
“The Ministry of Presidential Affairs condoles the persons of the UAE, the Arab and Islamic country and the world about the demise of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president of the UAE,” a WAM news company stated in a assertion.
Sheikh Khalifa served as the President of the UAE and ruler of Abu Dhabi due to the fact November 3, 2004.
The Ministry of Presidential Affairs has introduced forty times of mourning for the passing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, the Khaleej Moments claimed.
Flags will be flown at 50 percent-mast and ministries, departments, federal and community establishments will suspend perform starting up Friday, it stated.
He was elected to be successful his father, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who served as the UAE’s initial president due to the fact the union in 1971 till he handed absent on November 2, 2004.
Born in 1948, Sheikh Khalifa was the 2nd President of the UAE and the sixteenth Ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. He was the eldest son of Sheikh Zayed.
Due to the fact starting to be the president of the UAE, Sheikh Khalifa has presided about a key restructuring of each the Federal Authorities and the authorities of Abu Dhabi.
Less than his reign, the UAE witnessed an accelerated progress that ensured respectable dwelling for the persons contacting the state residence.