DUBAI: Tributes poured in from around the globe on Friday after the United Arab Emirates introduced the passing of its president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
President Joe Biden stated Sheikh Khalifa used to be “a real spouse and buddy of america”, including america “will honor his reminiscence by means of proceeding to make stronger” members of the family with the UAE.
“Sheikh Khalifa did a lot to make stronger pleasant members of the family and positive cooperation,” President Vladimir Putin stated, including that the past due president could be remembered for the “outstanding growth” the UAE had made throughout his rule.
Ecu Council President Charles Michel stated it used to be “with unhappiness” that he had discovered of Sheikh Khalifa’s dying. “The EU honors his legacy and management below which the UAE was frontrunner of sustainable building and financial diversification.”
In a condolence message to the crown prince, Queen Elizabeth II stated: “Your outstanding brother trustworthy his lifestyles to serving the folk of the United Arab Emirates and his courting with its allies and buddies. He’s going to be lengthy remembered by means of all who paintings for regional balance, working out between countries and between faiths, and for the conservation reason.”
President Emmanuel Macron stated: “My ideas cross out to his brother Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, to his complete circle of relatives and to the Emirati other folks.”
Top Minister Narendra Modi tweeted he used to be “deeply saddened” over the scoop, announcing Sheikh Khalifa “used to be a really perfect statesman and visionary chief below whom India-UAE members of the family prospered”.
Top Minister Shehbaz Sharif tweeted he used to be “grieved to listen to concerning the passing” of Sheikh Khalifa, including: “UAE has misplaced a visionary chief and Pakistan a really perfect buddy.”
President Mahmud Abbas stated he “mourns” for the UAE.
Jordan expressed the “inner most sympathies of King Abdullah and the folk of Jordan, as they stand with the folk of the UAE in those tough instances”.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stated Sheikh Khalifa used to be a “dependable buddy in all instances and prerequisites”.
In a letter to his UAE counterpart, Overseas Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian expressed “grief and feel sorry about” over Sheikh Khalifa’s dying.
Saudi Arabia stated it “stocks the UAE other folks’s sorrows” over the dying of the president.
Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani introduced “the brotherly other folks of the UAE my inner most condolences and sympathy”. – AFP