Shshbaz Sharif offers condolences to Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi. WAM
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif offered condolences to President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the demise of late Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi. Other members of the Royal family were also present in the condolence meeting.
Shahbaz was accompanied by Khawaja Mohammad Asif, Minister of Defence, Rana Sanaullah, Minister of Interior and Afzaal Mahmood, Ambassador of Pakistan to the UAE.
The prime minister conveyed the profound sympathies and condolences of the leadership, government and people of Pakistan to the leadership of UAE.
Shahbaz Sharif (2nd L) offers condolences to Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed. WAM
Pakistan and the UAE are bound by close fraternal relationship. Under the leadership of late Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed, the relationship between Pakistan and the UAE scaled new heights. He was a sincere friend of Pakistan. His invaluable contributions will be long remembered by the Government and the people of Pakistan.
In solidarity with the brotherly people of UAE, the government of Pakistan had announced three-days national mourning from May 13-15 2022, with the national flag to fly at half-mast.
Foreign Minister also offers condolences to Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed
Also on Monday, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zaradri offered condolences to Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed.
The foreign minister also offered condolences to other members of the UAE Royal family and prayed for the strength and fortitude of the leadership and brotherly people of the UAE to bear the irreparable loss.
Shahbaz Sharif offers condolences to Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi. WAM
Lauding invaluable contributions of Sheikh Khalifa in strengthening bilateral ties between Pakistan and the UAE, the foreign minister grieved that Pakistan lost a sincere friend with his demise.
Paying respects to the life and legacy of Sheikh Khalifa, the foreign minister fondly recalled his services to the nation and country, which will forever remain etched in history.
Bilawal also conveyed best wishes to Sheikh Mohamed Bin upon assuming his responsibilities as the new President of the UAE.
President 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.
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.
"On this day, we commemorate the bright memory of the Founding Fathers, led by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and his brothers, the Founders of the Nation, as well as their determination, wisdom and vision that established the Union.”
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan said that the 51st UAE National Day is a day to recall lessons of the past, and look at the present with awareness and contemplation, while looking to the future with hope, optimism and confidence.
After the passing of Sheikh Zayed, Sheikh Khalifa initiated the country’s empowerment phase while President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed launched its sustainability, leadership and excellence phase.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi emirate, has ordered the disbursement of housing loans to 1,900 citizens in Abu Dhabi, worth a total of Dhs3 billion.