Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan: The President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, died on Friday, leaving the presidential chair vacant. Now Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be the next President of UAE. His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, passed away on 13 May.
The Ministry of Presidential Affairs of the United Arab Emirates has announced 40 days of mourning, expressing grief over the passing of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Apart from this, work in all ministries and private sector will remain closed for three days.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be the next president of the UAE. The 61-year-old leader will be the country’s third president, reports Khaleej Times
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At the same time, today there is a one-day state mourning in India in honor of the departed dignitary. According to the message, during the one-day state mourning, the national flag was flown at half-mast on government buildings and there is no official entertainment program today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and said India-UAE ties have prospered under his leadership. Nahyan passed away on Friday. He was 73 years old. Sheikh Khalifa had been serving as the President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi since November 3, 2004.
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