Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed receives Shinzo Abe in Abu Dhabi. File / WAM
In a statement, Sheikh Mohamed said, "We are deeply saddened to learn about the death of our dear friend Shinzo Abe who served his nation with honour and contributed to strengthening the fruitful relations between the UAE and Japan. We extend our sincere condolences to his family and the people of Japan."
Shinzo Abe was a loyal friend of the UAE. He played an active role in consolidating the relations of the two countries, which witnessed unprecedented development and prosperity at all levels. The late leader also worked to strengthen his country's role in supporting peace and stability at the regional and global levels.
The UAE President also expressed the UAE's condemnation of this senseless act, as well as any form of violence, adding that the UAE will always remember his efforts to enhance the friendship and cooperation between their countries.
Earlier Sheikh Mohamed has sent a message of condolences to the Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, on the death of Shinzo Abe.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, also sent a similar message to Kishida.
Sidney Poitier, the groundbreaking actor and enduring inspiration who transformed how Black people were portrayed on screen and became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award for best lead performance and the first to be a top box-office draw, has died.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid have sent cables to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, expressing their condolences and sincere sympathy over the death of the mother of Prince Fahd Bin Dhaar Bin Turki.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi have sent cables of condolences to King Abdullah on the passing of Dr Faisal Al Yasin, the father of Queen Rania.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid have sent cable of condolences to Tayyip Erdogan, over the victims of the traffic accidents in Mardin and Gaziantep areas and resulted in a number of deaths and injuries.
The police have launched massive search and cordon operations in the state against activists of Amritpal Singh's 'Waris Punjab De'.
The Abu Dhabi Court rejects lawsuit filed by a woman, in which she demanded that another woman pay her Dhs45,000, including Dhs25,000 for repairing her car and Dhs20,000 in compensation.
President Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, congratulated the UAE mothers on the occasion of the International Mother’s Day.
The accident took place at around 3:00 pm on Tuesday, during the rainfall time in Fujairah, Colonel Saleh Mohammed Abdullah Al Dhanhani, Director of the Traffic and Patrols Department at the Fujairah Police, said.