Malaysian King Sultan Abdullah leaves the UAE on Friday. WAM
Sultan Abdullah Bin Sultan Ahmad Shah, King of Malaysia, left the UAE on Friday evening after a two-day state visit.
The Malaysian king was seen off at the Presidential Terminal in Abu Dhabi by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed at the airport. WAM
Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al Dhaheri, Minister of Justice, and Khalid Ghanim Al Ghaith, UAE Ambassador to Kuala Lumpur, were present as the Malaysian leader left the country.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed and Sultan Abdulla Bin Al Sultan Ahmed Shah, joined worshippers at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi to perform the Friday prayer.
The Friday sermon, delivered by Dr Farouk Hamada, Adviser at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, focussed on the values of strength and integrity.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed, Malaysian king and other top dignitaries perform Friday prayer at Sheikh Zayed Mosque. WAM
"A healthy society needs individuals to be physically, spiritually and mentally strong. A society founded on high values and enlightened thoughts is capable of building a civilisation," he said.
Dr Hamada concluded his sermon by praying to Allah Almighty to rest the soul of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and of the other deceased, in peace and to reward them with Paradise. He also prayed for further success to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and to his Deputy, Crown Prince and the Rulers of the Emirates, in serving their country and their people.
Malaysian king visits Wahat Al Karama
Earlier, Malaysian king visited Wahat Al Karama, Abu Dhabi’s national and cultural landmark designed to commemorate the sacrifices and heroic deeds of UAE martyrs to defend their homeland and protect its achievements.
Malaysian King Al Sultan Abdullah visits Wahat Al Karama. WAM
“Upon his arrival at the monument, His Majesty was welcomed by Sheikh Khalifa Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Executive Director of the Martyrs' Families' Affairs Office at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court.”
The Malaysian king inspected the Guard of Honour and laid a wreath at Martyrs' Monument made up of 31 panels leaning on one another as a symbol of solidarity among the leadership, people and soldiers of the UAE.
“His Majesty was accompanied by Sultan Bin Saeed Al Badi Al Dhaheri, Minister of Justice, along with Khalid Ghanem Al Ghaith, the UAE Ambassador to Malaysia.
The king toured Wahat Al Karama and listened to a detailed explanation by Sheikh Khalifa Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan about the various components of Wahat Al Karama, which embody the bravery and heroism of UAE heroes, as well as the nation’s noble values.
“At the end of the tour, the king expressed his utmost respect and appreciation for the brave martyrs of the UAE.
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