PM condoles passing away of UAE President

14-05-2022

New Delhi,  (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed deep grief over the passing away of United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed. He said that Zayed was a great statesman and visionary leader under whom India-UAE relations prospered. "I am deeply saddened to know about the passing away of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed. He was a great statesman and visionary leader under whom India-UAE relations prospered. The heartfelt condolences of the people of India are with the people of UAE. May his soul rest in peace," the PM said in a tweet. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also mourned the passing away of Zayed and said that his work in UAE laid the foundation of the transformation of the India-UAE relationship. "We deeply mourn the passing away of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. He will be remembered as a leader who modernized and empowered the United Arab Emirates. This laid the foundation of the transformation of the India-UAE relationship," Jaishankar said in a tweet. Earlier, the Ministry of Presidential Affairs of the UAE announced his death. 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 statement said. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan served as the President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi since November 3, 2004. Born in 1948, Sheikh Khalifa was the second President of the UAE and the 16th Ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi