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V.Prez Naidu conveys India’s condolences over demise of Former UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed

Updated: May 16, 2022 12:41 pm

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu reached Abu Dhabi to offer condolences on behalf of the Government of India on the sad demise of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the former President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi who passed away on Friday. Paying rich tributes to the late President, Mr Naidu observed how Sheikh Khalifa showed visionary leadership for the development of the UAE building on the legacy of Sheikh Zayed and greatly strengthening the India-UAE partnership. He took exceptional care of the large Indian expatriate community in the UAE. Mr Naidu said that the sad demise of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is an irreparable loss for the Indian community in the UAE.

During his meeting with the newly elected President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and other royal family members and Emirati dignitaries at the Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi,  Mr Naidu recalled the contributions of the late President of UAE. He said, Sheikh Khalifa was a great world leader and a true friend of India.

At the meeting, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also conveyed his best wishes to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on being elected as the President of the UAE. Recalling his visits to India and the recent historic Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement between India and UAE in February 2022, Mr Naidu praised Sheikh Mohammed’s dynamic approach and leadership. The Vice President expressed confidence that India-UAE strategic partnership will continue to progress and reach new heights under the new President’s leadership and guidance.

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