Russian President Vladimir Putin extended his condolences over the death of President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The telegrams were sent to Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Al Nahyan, and to Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
“In his telegrams, Putin noted in particular that a very important period in history of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates, in general, is linked with the mane of Sheikh Khalifa. This period is notable for the impressing successes in the economic, social, scientific and technical development,” the Kremlin said.
“Sheikh Khalifa has done much to strengthen friendly relations and constructive cooperation between our countries,” it quoted Putin’s telegram of condolences.
WAM News Agency reported on Friday the death news, adding that the UAE will observe a forty-day state mourning with the flag flown at half-mast starting today, and suspend work at all ministries, departments, and federal, local and private entities for three days.