The late UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.


Sheikh Khalifa’s death: World leaders pay their tribute online

After the announcement of the death of the UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Friday (May 13), leaders all over the world offer their tribute and condolences to the people of the UAE.

Shehbaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan, wrote his condolences on his official Twitter account.

“Deeply grieved to hear about the passing of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE. UAE has lost a visionary leader & Pakistan a great friend. We send our heartfelt condolences & sympathies to the government & people of the UAE. May Allah rest his soul in peace! [sic]” he wrote.

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, took his sympathies is in his post, stating that the UAE leader will always be considered as a friend of the Republic.

Naftali Bennett, Prime Minister of Israel, expressed his sincere condolences to the UAE people, government, and to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.

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India Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledged the prosperity of the India-UAE relations through the visionary leadership of Sheikh Khalifa in his written tribute.

Jordanian King Abdullah II, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, and European Council President Charles Michel are among the notable leaders who also offered their condolences via Twitter.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his plans to travel to UAE to attend the funeral of Sheikh Khalifa.

Sheikh Khalifa has been the president of the UAE and Abu Dhabi Ruler since 2004 with a life-long list of notable projects, achievements, and revered leadership acknowledged all around the world. KSO/Expat Media

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