Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, President of the United Arab Emirates, dies

CNN news agency reported that Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates. who modernize the country’s policy Transforming the UAE into a regional superpower dead On Friday, May 13, 2022, when he was 73 years old.

The Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced an official mourning ceremony. and lower the flag to half-mast To pay tribute to Sheikh Khalifa for 40 days starting from Friday. and suspend the work of ministries, agencies, central or local institutions and the private sector for 3 days starting from Friday as well

Sheikh Khalifa, born in 1948 in Abu Dhabi, is the eldest son of Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan, the first president and founder of the United Arab Emirates. Before becoming the country’s second president in 2004, he was the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and chairman of the Abu Dhabi Petroleum Commission. which oversees the country’s oil policy

Sheikh Khalifa has officially reduced his role. after he was ill with a stroke and had to undergo surgery in 2014, causing Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. was seen as the de facto leader of the country instead.