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President Museveni Condoles with UAE Over the Demise of President Khalifa

Wednesday, 18th May 2022
President Yoweri Museveni has today paid his respects and sent condolences to the people of United Arab Emirates upon the demise of their former leader, President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, died four days ago at the age of 73. He was President of the UAE since 2004. As well as being president of the UAE, Sheikh Khalifa was also the ruler of Abu Dhabi, the oil rich capital of the seven emirates which comprise the United Arab Emirates.

Sheikh Khalifa took over as the UAE's second president in November 2004, succeeding his father as the 16th ruler of Abu Dhabi.

Speaking shortly after signing the condolence book at the UAE Embassy in Kampala this afternoon, President Museveni expressed his sympathy describing the loss of Khalifa as sad and regrettable. 

"I extend the condolences of the people of Uganda and my own, on the death of H.E Khalifa, President of UAE. Our relations with the UAE have been growing and will continue to grow. It is sad that the late President died when he still had capacity to contribute to his country at the age of 73. Nevertheless, the UAE is in the capable hands of the former Crown Prince who is now President. I congratulate him and wish him success. May the Almighty God rest the soul of H.E Khalifa in eternal peace," he said.

President Museveni said that Uganda's relations with UAE has been growing over the years adding that they will continue to grow for the benefit of their people. 

He appreciated the relationship that exist between Uganda and UAE and noted that UAE is in the right and able hands of the former Crown Prince who is now President.  He congratulated and wished him success. 

The signing was witnessed by the UAE Ambassador to Uganda H.E Abdalla Hassan Obaid Hassan Alshamsi  and the State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Okello Oryem and the embassy staff among others. 

Sheikh Khalifa bid Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates  passed  away at the age of 73, on Friday May 13th, the Emirates News Agency (WAM) announced. 

Source: PPU
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