Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan was elected as president on Saturday, official media said, a day after the death of late president Sheikh Khalifa.
The Federal Supreme Council (FNC) unanimously elected Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan as President of the United Arab Emirates.
The Council held a meeting on Saturday at Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
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The meeting was attended by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah; His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman; His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah; His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Quwain; and His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.
A statement issued by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs said that according to Article 51 of the Constitution, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed was unanimously elected as the President of the UAE to succeed the late Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Sheikh Mohamed was born March 11, 1961, he also played an active role, participating in the development of the emirate of Abu Dhabi for more than three decades where it witnessed a rapid economic and social transformation.
Sheikh Mohamed, is known, and for a long time, to be the directing force behind many initiatives that contributed into supporting and enforcing the security of the emirate of Abu Dhabi, and motivate its economic growth and diversity.
Working in the Military Field
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed graduated from The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1979. His training included a fundamental armor course and a fundamental flying course, helicopters and tactical planes, as well as parachutist course. His Highness has an experience in flying the Gazelle helicopter armor and fleet, fly school and air college.
Before Sheikh Mohamed became Armed Forced Chief of Staff in 1993, he was assigned to two positions, Commander of the UAE Air Force and Air Defense and Deputy Armed Forces Deputy Chief of Staff, he was capped as General a year after his graduation. After the passing of the late Sheikh Zayed (may he rest in peace) in 2004, and the election of his elder brother, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed al Nahyan as President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed was assigned as Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces in 2005, and was promoted to LT General.
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President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to Juan Evo Morales, President of Bolivia, on the occasion of his country's Independence Day, which is marked on 6th August.
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico, on the occasion of his country's Independence Day, which is celebrated annually on 16th September.
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