UAE leaders send condolences, pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

UAE leaders have paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away Thursday after her 70-year reign.

The Queen’s passing was announced by Buckingham Palace hours after it was confirmed that she was placed “under medical supervision” at Balmoral in Scotland.

On Twitter, UAE president, Sheikh Mohamed, stated: “I extend my sincere condolences to the family of Queen Elizabeth II and the people of the UK.

“Her Majesty was a close friend of the UAE and a beloved and respected leader whose long reign was characterised by dignity, compassion and a tireless commitment to serving her country.”

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, who knew the Queen for many years, also expressed his condolences: “We join the world in mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, a global icon who represented the finest qualities of her nation and people.

“Her incredible lifetime of service and duty to the United Kingdom is unparalleled in our modern world.”

The Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed also said that the late monarch was a “Queen of love, wisdom and humanity. The world will miss you.” BKM/ Expat Media

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