HM condoles death of Sheikh Khalifa

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HM the Sultan and the accompanying delegation returned on Saturday after paying their condolences

Abu Dhabi, UAE – His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik flew to Abu Dhabi on Saturday to extend his condolences to Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, the Al Nahyan family and the brotherly Emirati people on passing away of the late President of UAE Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan.

His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere condolences and sympathy for the deceased, praying to God Almighty to bless him with His vast mercy and to rest the deceased’s soul in peace in Paradise and to give Sheikh Mohamed, his family and the Emirati people patience and solace.

On his part, Sheikh Mohamed expressed his appreciation to His Majesty the Sultan and his accompanying delegation for their condolences and sympathy, praying to the Almighty to preserve His Majesty in good health and to spare him and the Omani people all evil and harm.

His Majesty the Sultan was accompanied by an official delegation comprising Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, Sayyid Fatik bin Fahar al Said, Special Envoy of His Majesty the Sultan, Sayyid Taimour bin Asaad al Said, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Central Bank of Oman, Sayyid Bilarab bin Haitham al Said, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal al Busaidi, Minister of Diwan of Royal Court, Gen Sultan bin Mohammed al Nu’amani, Minister of Royal Office, Sheikh Abdulmalik bin Abdullah al Khalili, Chairman of State Council, Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal al Busaidi, Minister of Interior, Sayyid Badr bin Hamad al Busaidi, Foreign Minister, Dr Hamad bin Said al Oufi, Head of Private Office, Sayyid Saud bin Hilal al Busaidi, Minister of State and Governor of Muscat, Dr Abdullah bin Nassir al Harrasi, Minister of Information, and Dr Sayyid Ahmed bin Hilal al Busaidi, Ambassador of Oman to the UAE.

His Majesty the Sultan and the accompanying delegation returned to Oman on Saturday night after paying their condolences.

HM mourns death of Sheikh Khalifa

Earlier on Friday, His Majesty the Sultan mourned the passing away of Sheikh Khalifa.

A statement issued by the Diwan of Royal Court read as follows: ‘With full faith in the Almighty Allah’s divine destiny and judgment and with profound sorrow and grief, His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has received the news of death of his brother, the forgiven, by the will of Allah, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, President of the UAE.

‘The deceased was one of the Arab leaders who served their Arab and Islamic nations and led the UAE with determination and perseverance until it became a landmark in all fields.‘

His Majesty the Sultan has issued Royal orders announcing a state of mourning. Flags will be flown at half mast in the public and private sectors, as well as embassies of Oman abroad, for three days starting from Friday, May 13 to Sunday, May 15.

‘While sharing with the Emirati people their sorrow and grief over this immense loss, the leadership, government and people in Oman pray to the Almighty Allah to rest the deceased in peace in Paradise, along with the devout and the faithful, and to grant his family and the Emirati people fortitude to bear the loss.

‘To the Almighty Allah we belong, and to Him we shall return.’

Honourable Lady of Oman offers condolences to Nahyan family

The Honourable Lady extended her condolences and sympathy on the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan to the wife of the deceased, and the wife of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, President of UAE, the Al Nahyan family and the Emirati people, at Al Bateen Palace in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

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