UAE leaders pay tribute to Sheikh Khalifa


The UAE's leaders have honoured President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan with special messages on Twitter.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, highlighted how Sheikh Khalifa was an inspiration for his people and won over their love.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said "the Emirates has lost its righteous son, the leader of the 'empowerment stage' and the trustee of its blessed journey".

"Khalifa bin Zayed, my brother, my mentor and my teacher, may God have mercy on you," he added.

Sheikh Khalifa passed away on Friday.


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