President Samia Suluhu Hassan (centre-right) inspects the guard of honour after being sworn in at a ceremony in Dar es Salaam on Friday. AP
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has congratulated Samia Suluhu Hassan for taking the oath of office as President of the United Republic of Tanzania.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, also dispatched similar cables to the new Tanzanian president.
Earlier during the day Suluhu Hassan said the country should unite and avoid pointing fingers after the death of John Magufuli, her COVID-19 sceptic predecessor, urging the east African country to look forward with hope and confidence.
Wearing a red hijab, she took her oath of office on the Holy Quran in a ceremony at State House in the commercial capital Dar Es Salaam. She is the first female head of state in the country of 58 million.
Vice president since 2015, Hassan gave a brief and sombre address after she was sworn in, addressing a heavily male crowd that included two former presidents and uniformed officers.
"This is a time to bury our differences, and be one as a nation," she said. "This is not a time for finger pointing, but it is a time to hold hands and move forward together."
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The UAE Rulers expressed their sincere congratulations to the King of Bahrain, wishing him good health and the government and people of Bahrain further progress and prosperity.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum have sent messages of congratulations to President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines on the occasion of his country's Independence Day.
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to President Ram Nath Kovind of India on the occasion of his country's Republic Day, which is observed on Jan.26.
The Shariah courts across the country will monitor and notify the committee of any sightings, while the Lunar Calendar Committee at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department will continue to gather evidence and report its findings to the Moon-Sighting Committee.
President Iohannis was welcomed by Sheikh Mohamed at Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi. The official reception ceremony included a guard of honour welcome, a performance of the national anthem of Romania and a 21-gun salute.
Sheikh Sultan said: “The flour in the markets from the countries from which it was imported contains less than 11% of protein, and the Canadian variety that companies are proud of contains 14% of protein, while Sharjah wheat has protein in it that reaches 18%."