Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed receives Abdel Fattah Al Sisi (top R), Haitham Bin Tariq (top L), Emmanuel Macron and King Abdullah in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. WAM / AFP
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan continued to accept the condolences of world leaders and heads of their delegations over the passing of the late Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Sheikh Mohamed has accepted the condolences from His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain and His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed with Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar.
He also received condolences from His Highness Sayyid Asa'ad Bin Tarik Al Said, Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan of Oman; His Royal Highness Prince Muqrin Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud; His Royal Highness Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud; His Royal Highness Prince Mansour Bin Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud; His Royal Highness Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud; His Royal Highness Prince Dr. Mansour Bin Miteb Bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; His Royal Highness Prince Bandar Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud; His Royal Highness Prince Khalid Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense; His Royal Highness Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF); Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Deputy Chairman of the Ruling Family Council, and Prince Moulay Rachid, Brother of King of Morocco.
Sheikh Mohamed and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the Presidential Airport in Abu Dhabi. AFP
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed received condolences from a number kings, president and heads of government of a number of friendly including Felipe VI of Spain; Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of Germany; Joko Widodo, president of Indonesia; Macky Sall, President of Senegal; Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Maldives; Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of Uzbekistan; Isaac Herzog, President of Israel; Uhuru Kenyatta, Present of Kenya; Muhammad Al-Mnifi, President of the Libyan Presidential Council; Mahmoud Abbas, President of Palestinian; General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, Deputy Head of Sudan's Sovereign Council; Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; Shehbaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan; Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia; Dr. Philip Mbango, Vice President of Tanzania; AK Abdul Momen, Minister of Foreign Affairs Bangladesh, and Bisera Turkovi?, Vice Chairwoman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Sheikh Mohamed accepted condolences in Abu Dhabi from President Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani of Mauritania; Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic; Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of Kazakhstan; Wavel Ramkalawan, President of Seychelles; and Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.
President Emmanuel Macron (R) offers his condolences to Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed. WAM
Arab heads of state, including Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah II travelled to the UAE on Saturday.
Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq Al Said (C) arrives to offer his condolences to Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed. WAM
The first Western leader to jet to Abu Dhabi was French President Emmanuel Macron. He met on Sunday with Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed to pay tribute to Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed.
President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi (C), speaks with Sheikh Mohamed as he offers his offers condolences on the death of Sheikh Khalifa. WAM
"He was respected by all for the values of peace, openness and dialogue that he embodied,” Macron wrote on Twitter of Sheikh Khalifa, expressing "full support” for Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed after the Rulers unanimously appointed him as the UAE President.
King Abdullah II offers his condolences to Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed. WAM
The leaders and heads of delegations expressed their sincere condolences to the Al Nahyan family and to the people of the Emirates, asking the Almighty to dwell late UAE leader in His vast Gardens.
Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi offers condolences to Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed. Reuters
Accepting the condolences along with Sheikh Mohamed were Sheikh Saud Bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Quwain; Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region; Sheikh Tahnoun Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative in Al Ain Region; Sheikh Saif Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Suroor Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council; Sheikh Saeed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative; Sheikh Issa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Nahyan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation; Lt. General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior; Sheikh Tahnoun Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser; Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs; Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council; Sheikh Theyab Bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Sheikh Omar Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation; Sheikh Khalid Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Zayed Higher Organisation for People of Determination (ZHO); Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Adviser to the UAE President; Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council; Sheikh Khaled Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office; and a number of sheikhs.
Sudan's Sovereign Council Chairman Lt General Abdel Fattah Al Burhan (R) offers condolences his condolences to Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed. AFP
The world leaders and their accompanying delegations also congratulated Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed on his election as President of the UAE, stressing that His Highness deserves this precious trust and its responsibility, as he, they affirmed, has drawn from the wisdom of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Leader and from late Sheikh Khalifa.
Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani (R) offers his condolences to Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed. WAM
For his part, Sheikh Mohamed expressed his thanks and appreciation for their sincere brotherly feelings towards the UAE and its people. He also thanked them for congratulating him and his election as the new President of UAE, wishing them continued health and success in leading their nations to further progress.
Kuwait's Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah (L) offers his condolences to Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed. AFP
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was expected to arrive later on Sunday to offer condolences, along with other leaders including Israeli President Isaac Herzog.
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Najib Mikati offers condolences to offers his condolences to Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed. WAM
An American delegation led by Vice President Kamala Harris is due to visit the UAE on Monday, a bid to show support after relations between the countries have recently strained.
Emmanuel Macron offers condolences to Sheikh Tahnoon at Mushrif Palace. AFP
Foreign military officers offer their condolences to Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed. WAM
Kazakhstan' Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (C) offers his condolences to Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed. WAM
General Abdel Fattah Al Burhan (R) offers condolences to Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed. Reuters
Foreign delegates arrive to offer their condolences to Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed. AFP
Turkmenistan's former president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow offers his condolences to Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed. Reuters
Foreign delegates arrive to offer their condolences to Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed. AFP
Seychelles' President Wavel Ramkalawan offers his condolences to Sheikh Mohamed at Mushrif Palace. AFP
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These included Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria; Jo?o Lourenço, President of Angola; Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of Ghana; Mohamed Hussein Robley, Prime Minister of Somalia, and His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.
Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif conveyed the profound sympathies and condolences of the leadership, government and people of Pakistan to the leadership of UAE.
A cross-section of foreign diplomats, business heavyweights and scholars spoke with Gulf Today, who paid rich tributes and prayed for the departed soul of the legendary Ruler.
The ministry also announced that the UAE will observe a forty-day state mourning with the flag flown at half-mast starting from today (Friday) and suspending work at all ministries, departments, and federal, local and private entities for three days.
Sheikh Sultan has ordered the release of 399 prisoners of different nationalities from Sharjah's correctional and punitive establishments, ahead of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Qatar's Interior Ministry described the building as a four-story structure in Doha's Bin Durham neighborhood. It said rescuers found seven survivors, while the one person killed had been inside the building at the time of the collapse.
A large number of diplomatic corps, officials of the UAE, prominent business individuals and Pakistani community residing in the UAE participated in the event.