Emirates-Obituary

UAE’s Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan dies

APA - Abou Dhabi (Emirates)

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Abu Dhabi, passed away on Friday, May 13, the UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced.

“The Ministry of Presidential Affairs extends its condolences to the people of the United Arab Emirates, the Arab and Islamic nation and the world on the passing of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates,” a statement said.

He was chosen president of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Abu Dhabi on November 3, 2004.

The Ministry of Presidential Affairs also announced a 40-day official mourning period and flags at half-mast starting today, as well as the suspension from Friday May 13of activities in ministries, departments, federal and local institutions, and the private sector for three days, beginning Friday, May 13.


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