His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: WAM/Twitter

Abu Dhabi: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi, received on Friday phone calls from leaders of a number of brotherly and friendly countries, during which they offered their condolences on the passing of the late His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Sheikh Mohamed received condolences from King Mohammed VI of Morocco; Prince Mohamed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Defence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Sheikh Meshal Al Ahmad al-Sabah, Crown Prince of Kuwait; Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia; President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan; US President Joe Biden; and French President Emmanuel Macron.

The heads of state expressed their sincere condolences and sympathy to Sheikh Mohamed, the honorable Al Nahyan Family, and the people of the UAE over this great loss. They noted the merits of the late UAE leader, his good deeds and his great role in serving his nation and humanity at large.

They spoke high of his significant contributions to strengthening the relations between the UAE and their countries, and hailed the globally-acclaimed civilisational and developmental drive he spearheaded in his country.

Sheikh Mohamed expressed his thanks and appreciation for the sincere feelings expressed during the calls, and prayed to God to provide the leaders of these nations with continued good health and wellbeing.