Mohamed bin Zayed and members of the Supreme Union Council receive mourners today… And the Saudi leadership: He gave a lot to his people, his nation and the world
The UAE mourned its president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who passed away yesterday at the age of 74, after a career full of giving and achievements.
The Emirates News Agency (WAM) said that Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, the ruler of Abu Dhabi, will receive condolences to the members of the Supreme Council of the Union, the rulers of the Emirates, at the deceased at the Mushrif Palace in the capital, Abu Dhabi, today, Saturday.
Yesterday, Friday, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed and the Sheikhs of the Al Nahyan family performed the funeral prayer for the body of the late in the Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed I Mosque in Abu Dhabi, after the Maghrib prayer, while the absent prayer was held in all the mosques of the state, and after it, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed and a number of Sheikhs attended the body of the late Yesterday, the UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs mourned the people of the Emirates, the Arab and Islamic nations and the world, “the leader of the nation and the patron of his march, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan,” declaring official mourning and flags at half-mast for 40 days, starting from yesterday, and disrupting work. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and Prince Muhammad bin Salman, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia, offered deep condolences and sympathy to the UAE government, the Al Nahyan family and the Emirati people, and to the Arab and Islamic nations. , in the death of a leader who gave so much to his people, his nation and the world. “Today we lost my dear brother Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God have mercy on him, who devoted his life to serving his people and advancing his state,” King Salman said in a tweet on his Twitter account. King Salman instructed to perform the absentee prayer for the deceased after the evening prayer yesterday (Friday) at the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque.
Mohammed bin Zayed and Mansour bin Zayed carry the coffin of the late to perform the funeral prayer for the deceased at the Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed the First Mosque in Abu Dhabi yesterday (WAM)
For his part, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, mourned the late, saying: “With hearts wracked by sadness… and with souls that believe in God’s decree and destiny… we mourn the patron of our march… and the President of our state, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is for the people of the Emirates, for the Arab and Islamic peoples, and for the world.”
In turn, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed said that the UAE has lost its righteous son, the leader of the “empowerment stage” and the trustee of its blessed journey, stressing that the positions, achievements, wisdom, giving and initiatives of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed are in every corner of the country.
Condolences were extended to the UAE, its leaders and people, including leaders, leaders and senior officials in the Gulf, Arab and Islamic countries and the world.
In this context, US President Joe Biden said, “On behalf of the American people, I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Sheikh Khalifa and all Emiratis for this heavy loss,” while British Prime Minister Boris Johnson mourned Sheikh Khalifa, saying, “He was a wise leader respected by everyone and we will miss him greatly.” And during his rule, he contributed to a revival of stability.
Meanwhile, Mikhail Bogdanov, the Russian President’s special envoy for Middle Eastern and African affairs, Deputy Foreign Minister, considered the departure of Sheikh Khalifa a “great loss for the people of the Emirates.” He added, “We have very good relations with this country, and the role of Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan was very important.”