PM to visit UAE to express condolence on death of President Sheikh Khalifa

PM to visit UAE to express condolence on death of President Sheikh Khalifa

ISLAMABAD, May 14 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday will visit the United Arab Emirates to express condolence on the demise of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The prime minister will leave for UAE from London where he is currently staying.

On Sunday, the prime minister will meet and express condolences with Crown Prince Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan on behalf of the government and the people of Pakistan.

The Prime Minister will convey the profound sympathies and condolences of the leadership, Government and people of Pakistan.

Pakistan and the UAE are bound by close fraternal relationship. Under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the relationship between Pakistan and the UAE scaled new heights. He was a sincere friend of Pakistan. His invaluable contributions will be long remembered by the Government and the people of Pakistan.

In solidarity with the brotherly people of UAE, the Government of Pakistan announced three-days national mourning from 13-15 May 2022, with the national flag to fly at half-mast.

Earlier, the prime minister, on his Twitter handle, had expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the death of Sheikh Khalifa and said that UAE had lost a visionary leader and Pakistan, a great friend.

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan died yesterday. He was 73.