UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed dies

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed dies

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan died at the age of 73, Emirates news agency WAM reported on Friday.

AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan died at the age of 73, Emirates news agency WAM reported on Friday.

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, passed away on Friday, May 13, the Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced.

“The Ministry of Presidential Affairs condoles the people of the UAE, the Arab and Islamic nation and the world over the demise of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president of the UAE,” a Wam statement read.

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan served as the president of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi since November 3, 2004.

He was elected to succeed his father, the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who served as the UAE’s first president since the union in 1971 until he passed away on November 2, 2004.

Born in 1948, Sheikh Khalifa was the second President of the UAE and the 16th Ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

He was the eldest son of Sheikh Zayed.

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