By Emerson Kinge – Monday November 18, 2019.
Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President’s Representative and brother of the United Arab Emirate – UAE President died, Monday November 18 2019, National Telegraph has confirmed.
The Ministry of Presidential Affairs has also confirmed, stating that the UAE will observe official mourning for three days with the flag flown at half-mast.
His death has put the entire UAE in dejection, sources say, adding he worked endlessly with the founding fathers to make UAE what it is today.
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces tweeted a touching statement with the deceased’s picture.
“Today I lost my brother and one of the UAE’s loyal statesmen and one of its national symbols. He worked with the founding father, the late Shaikh Zayed, to lay down the foundations of the Union’s institutions and serve his people, “ the Prince said.
May Allah rest the soul of Shaikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in peace, and grant us patience and solace to bear this great loss,” he furthered.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, also tweeted his condolences.
“We express our deepest condolences to the people of the UAE and Al Nahyan family over the death of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed. The late Sheikh Zayed’s sons has left timeless marks on the country – they were the partners in founding this country,” he said.
May God bless his soul and grant him mercy and paradise. May God grant the people of the UAE and his family the strength to endure and persevere,” he concluded.