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Queen Elizabeth II sends her condolences over the death of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa

On Friday (May 13), Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom sent a message of condolence to Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Ruler of Abu Dhabi, following the death of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa.

“I am saddened to hear of the death of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi,” the Queen expressed.

“I offer Your Highness my sincere condolences and I extend my sympathy to the people of the United Arab Emirates,” she added.

The queen established a close relationship with Sheikh Khalifa over multiple state visits.

The 96-year-old British monarch visited the UAE twice during her 70-year reign, in 1979 and 2010.

Sheikh Khalifa also paid formal state visits to the United Kingdom twice. BKM/ Expat Media

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