Oman Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said (left), France President Emmanuel Macron (center), and Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif (right).


Three world leaders expected to visit UAE

Three world leaders are expected to visit the UAE and will offer their condolences on the death of UAE leader Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, ruler of Oman, was reported to have left his country on Saturday (May 14), heading to UAE.

Sultan Al Said is accompanied by several local leaders as part of the visiting official delegation.

The Sultanate of Oman recently declared a nationwide three-day mourning period with flags flying at half-mast in respect to the late UAE leader.

Emmanuel Macron, President of France, is expected to fly to UAE on Sunday (May 15) to pay his tribute to Sheikh Khalifa.

The French administration also released a statement about the French president “expressing his support to his brother Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the rest of the family, and the entire Emirati people.”

President Macron was seen to have a good relationship with the newly elected UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, with major deals being pushed successfully between the two countries.

Shehbaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan, is also expected to land in UAE on Saturday (May 14) to mourn the late UAE leader’s death.

In his online tribute during the early news of the Sheikh Khalifa’s death, the Pakistan Prime Minister wrote about UAE losing a visionary leader and branded Sheikh Khalifa as Pakistan’s great friend.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi recently arrived in the country on Saturday and offered his condolences to the late UAE leader and congratulated Sheikh Mohamed for assuming the important role left by Sheikh Khalifa. KSO/Expat Media

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