UAE mourns Sheikh Khalifa: Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif in Abu Dhabi to offer condolences

Islamabad announced 3-day national mourning from Friday till Sunday


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Published: Sun 15 May 2022, 5:02 PM

Last updated: Mon 16 May 2022, 8:09 AM

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday arrived in the UAE to express condolence on the demise of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The premier will express meet the newly elected President, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on behalf of the Pakistani government and people, ARY News reported.

Meanwhile, to show their solidarity with the UAE people, the Government of Pakistan announced three-day national mourning from May 13-15, with the national flag flying at half-mast.

Pakistan Foreign Affairs spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad said that the government and the people have received the news of the "sad demise of the UAE President with a deep sense of sorrow and grief".

Earlier, Pakistan Prime Minister, through his Twitter account, had expressed his grief over the death of Sheikh Khalifa and said that UAE had lost a visionary leader and Pakistan, a great friend.

Meanwhile, UAE's Federal Supreme Council on Saturday unanimously elected Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as President of the United Arab Emirates.


Pakistan's Prime Minister on Sunday extended his regards to Sheikh Mohamed on being elected as the President of the United Arab Emirates and expressed his will to strengthen the bond between the two countries.

"Heartiest congratulations to my brother @MohamedBinZayed on his election as new President of UAE. I extend best wishes to him and look forward to working together to further strengthen our multifaceted partnership. Pakistan-UAE fraternal ties are destined to scale new heights, IA," Shehbaz Sharif tweeted.

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