Sheikh Khalifa breathed his last after prolonged illness; Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed to be the new President UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Death News Updates

Sheikh Khalifa breathed his last after prolonged illness; Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed to be the new President UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Death News Updates

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UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan died on Friday. According to the news agency Reuters, the government has confirmed the death of Khalifa. At the same time, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has been elected the new President of the country.

Following the news of Sheikh Khalifa’s death, 40 days of national mourning has been declared in the country. During this, the national flag will remain at half-mast. All government offices and ministries will remain closed for three days. These also include the private sector.

Sheikh Khalifa (right) with a guest during a government parade in 1971

Sheikh Khalifa (right) with a guest during a government parade in 1971

Sheikh Khalifa was the UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi since 3 November 2004. His father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, was president from 1971 to 2004. He was the first President of the country. Born in 1948, Sheikh Khalifa was the 16th Emir of Abu Dhabi. He made significant reforms in the administrative structure of UAE and Abu Dhabi.

Wave of mourning in many countries

  • French President Emmanuel Macron will visit UAE to condole the death of President Sheikh Khalifa.
  • Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi condoled the demise of the President of UAE. He tweeted- I am deeply saddened to learn about the passing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed. He was a great and visionary leader. India-UAE relations prospered under his leadership. The condolences of the people of India are with the people of UAE. may his soul rest in peace.
  • One day state mourning has been declared in India. At the same time, three days of state mourning was announced in Pakistan.
  • US President Joe Biden condoled and said – The President of the UAE was a true friend and friend of America. On behalf of the American people, I extend my condolences to his family and all Emirati people. We will honor his memory as we continue to strengthen the longstanding relationship between the governments and peoples of the United States and the UAE.
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