The Emir of Abu Dhabi and the President of the United Arab Emirates die

The Emir of Abu Dhabi and the President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, died on Friday at the age of 73.

Born in 1948, Sheikh Khalifa became president after the death of her father, Sheikh Zayed bun Sultan Al-Nahyan, in 2004. She was responsible for uniting the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates and succeeded in transforming the United Arab Emirates. the desert is a power area.

Sheikh Khalifa also led several modernization and development processes in the country, until in 2014 he suffered a stroke and underwent emergency surgery, which virtually disappeared from the political and international scene.

His brother, Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed, has been considered the de facto leader of the country for years.

“The Ministry of Presidential Affairs will send its condolences to the people of the United Arab Emirates and the Islamic world over the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on Friday, May 13,” the official WAM news agency said.

The ministry declared a 40-day mourning period, tickets will be raised to halfway and work in the public and private sectors was suspended for the first three days.

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