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Sheikh Khalifa's brother passes away, 3-day mourning declared in UAE

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Filed on November 19, 2019 | Last updated on November 19, 2019 at 06.40 am
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Flags will be flown at half-mast.

The President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has condoled the death of his brother Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President's Representative, who passed away on Monday.

At the directives of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, the UAE will observe official mourning for three days with the flag flown at half-mast.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, tweeted his condolences. "We express our deepest condolences to the people of the UAE and Al Nahyan family over the death of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed. The late Sheikh Zayed's sons have left timeless marks on the country - they were the partners in founding this country. May God bless his soul and grant him mercy and paradise. May God grant the people of the UAE and his family the strength to endure and persevere," he said.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, also tweeted condolences. "Today I lost my brother and friend, one of the most loyal and respectful persons in the country, and one of its national figures who worked with the late Sheikh Zayed in establishing the Union and serving its people."

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