Mohamed bin Zayed appointed as new President of United Arab Emirates

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The Federal Supreme Council selected him for the post following the death of his half-brother and former president, Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, on Friday.

Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (EFE/EPA/ANDY RAIN/File)
Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (EFE/EPA/ANDY RAIN/File)

The United Arab Emirates Federal Supreme Council (UAE) elected Abu Dhabi’s ruler this Saturday, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan What new president of the country He died at the age of 73, a day after his half-brother and former president, Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, from causes as yet undisclosed.

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Federal Supreme Council elects Mohamed bin Zayed as head of the United Arab Emirates ”, the Emirati state news agency announced WAM in a short statement.

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Agency, Bin Zayed’s “thanked him for the valuable trust placed in him. ” By the members of the Supreme Council of the Emirate and the rulers of the seven emirates that make up the country.

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Prime Minister and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who briefly served as the country’s interim president after the previous leader’s death yesterday, congratulated the new head of state on his election .

We congratulate him, we pledge allegiance to him and our people pay homage to him. By Allah’s leave, the whole country is ruled by Him on the path of glory, success and happiness. Bin Rashid said via his official Twitter account.

Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan (REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee)
Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan (REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee)

Also, it stated The new leader is the “shadow” and “extension of us all” of his father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan. The man who united the seven emirates that formed the UAE in 1971.

Shortly before his appointment, WAM he reported Bin Zayed received several calls this morning from “the leaders of several brotherly and friendly countries” to express his condolences for the death of his brother, Khalifa bin Zayed. .

Among the leaders who came in contact with him were King of Morocco IV. Mohammed; Mohamed bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia; Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan; US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron.

Exactly today, Macron and other heads of state such as Egyptian President Abdelfatah al-Sisi are planning to travel to the Emirate to personally convey their condolences to the new president.

(with information from EFE)

Source: Info Bae

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