The appointment comes after his half-brother and former head of state, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, aged 73, for reasons that have not yet been disclosed.
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The Federal Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today elected the ruler of Abu Dhabi, Mohamed bin Zayed Al NahyanAs the country’s new president, a day after his half-brother and former head of state, Jalifa bin Zayed Al NahyanDied at the age of 73 from causes not yet revealed.
“The Federal Supreme Council elects Mohamed bin Zayed as President of the United Arab Emirates,” Emirati state news agency WAM announced in a brief statement.
The agency indicated that bin Zayed expressed his gratitude “for the valuable trust placed in him” by members of the Emirati Supreme Council and the rulers of the seven emirates that make up the country.
Prime Minister and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al MaktoumThe new head of state, who briefly served as the country’s interim president after the former leader’s death yesterday, congratulated him on his election.
Bin Rashid said through his account, “We congratulate him, we take an oath of allegiance to him and our people take an oath of allegiance to him. The entire nation is led by him on the path of glory, success and happiness. It is done, the will of God.” official.
He also indicated that the new leader is the “shadow” and “extension of all of us” of his father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan, who unified the seven emirates that made up the United Arab Emirates in 1971.
Shortly before his appointment, WAM reported that bin Zayed received several calls this morning from “leaders of various fraternities” to condole the death of his brother, Khalifa bin Zayed.
Among the leaders who approached him were King Mohammed IV of Morocco; Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman; President of Turkey Risp Tayip Erdogan, US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron.
Indeed, today Macron and other heads of state, such as the President of Egypt Abdelfattah Al SisiThere are plans to travel to the emirate to personally offer condolences to the new President.
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