Fri, 13 May 2022 - 11:40 GMT
Fri, 13 May 2022 - 11:40 GMT
CAIRO – 13 May 2022: Egypt’s Syndicate of Journalists mourned UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan who passed away earlier in the day at the age of 73.
In a statement released Friday evening, the syndicate said the late president managed to lead the UAE towards development amid different challenges and he was an Arab loyal leader.
The syndicate's board offered sincere condolences to the UAE leadership and people, as well as Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The syndicate's board also sent condolences to the UAE Journalists Association (UAEJA) for the president's death.
In a related context, the Federation of Arab Journalists (FAJ) offered sincere condolences to Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for the demise of the UAE president.
In a statement, the FAJ said Sheikh Khalifa was known for his support of Arab and Islamic issues.
President of the United States Joe Biden has expressed his deep sadness over the passing of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan.
In a statement issued by the White House, President Biden said, "Sheikh Khalifa was a true partner and friend of the United States throughout his decades-long tenure as President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and in his earlier role as Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. On behalf of the American people, I offer my condolences to Sheikh Khalifa’s family and all Emiratis as they mourn this great loss. We will honour his memory by continuing to strengthen the longstanding ties between the governments and people of the United States and the United Arab Emirates."
he United Arab Emirates [UAE] bid a farewell to President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Friday.
Egypt has declared a three-day mourning period nationwide after the death of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan starting from Friday.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed died on Friday at the age of 73 after a long journey of illness. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi mourned the death of Sheikh Khalifa.
“I deeply mourn with sorrow the loss of one of the most precious men and greatest leaders, President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who passed away after a long journey of giving during which he offered a lot to his country and nation, until the UAE became a model for development & modernity in our region & the world,” said President Sisi in a statement.
President Sisi added that Sheikh Khalifa sincerely loved Egypt and was a loyal friend in all conditions and circumstances.
“On my behalf and on behalf of the people of Egypt, I offer the leadership and people of the UAE our sincere condolences for this great loss. I ask Allah Almighty to extend his mercy and forgiveness to the late UAE president and to maintain the UAE's progress and pride,” he added.
The UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs has mourned to the UAE people, Arab and Islamic nations and the world the death of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
It also announced a forty-day state mourning nationwide, while the flag flown at half-mast starting on Friday, WAM reported.