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The reclusive Emir: UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

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United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan died at present at 73. According to the structure, Vice-President and Premier, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum – the ruler of Dubai, will act as President till the federal council elects a brand new president inside 30 days.

“Ministry of Presidential Affairs declares official mourning and flags flying at half-mast for 40 days starting today and disrupting work at the ministries, federal departments, local institutions and the private sector for three days,” mentioned a press release.


Khalifa, born in 1948 in japanese of Abu Dhabi, accomplished his commencement on the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He has been married to Her Highness Sheikha Shamsa bint Suhail Al Mazrouei they usually have eight kids.

He succeeded his father because the sixteenth Emir of Abu Dhabi on November 2, 2004, and the presidency of the United Arab Emirates the next day.

He was additionally the supreme commander of theUnited Arab Emirates Armed Forces between 2004 and 2022 and acted because the chairman of the Supreme Petroleum Council from the late Nineteen Eighties.

Since the late Nineteen Nineties, Khalifa started finishing up features of the presidency in a de-facto capability after his father Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan took ailing.

In his honour, the world’s tallest constructing Burj Dubai was renamed Burj Khalifa after he bailed out a debt-laden Dubai, following the 2009 financial disaster.

In 2011, Khalifa supported the army intervention in Libya by sending his forces to the mission. He additionally supported the Bahraini regime in the course of the pro-democracy rebellion in 2011.

Ranked the world’s fourth-wealthiest monarch, Khalifa suffered a stroke in 2014.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s August 2015 UAE go to marked a complete and strategic partnership between the 2 nations.

In 2018, a pact was signed between the 2 nations on technical cooperation within the rail sector. On August 18, 2018, PM Modi termed Khalifa’s humanitarian assist to these affected by the Kerala floods a mirrored image on the particular ties between governments and folks of India and UAE.

In April 2019, the UAE accorded PM Modi with the Zayed Medal, the very best civilian award granted by its authorities.

PM Modi acquired the honour in appreciation of his efforts in sustaining strategic ties with the UAE.

On August 6, 2019, the UAE backed India’s choice to pursue the passage of the 2019 Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill.

In August 2021, the UAE and India signed an settlement underneath which school members of Indian universities will spend six to 10 months yearly to participate in analysis and instructing social sciences in Abu Dhabi.

Indians now represent the biggest minority ethnic group within the UAE, accounting for roughly 38% of UAE’s complete residents and is the UAE’s largest exports vacation spot and buying and selling accomplice with bilateral commerce turnover of $68.4 billion in 2021.