Prince William and Boris Johnson visit UAE President to’reinforce ties’
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed made a personal contribution to regional stability and conservation through his work as President, according to the UK Prime Minister.
Following the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Duke of Cambridge Prince William and Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited the UAE to express their condolences.
On Friday, May 13, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the second President of the United Arab Emirates and the 16th ruler of Abu Dhabi, died at the age of 73.
Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom met with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi to “reinforce the tight link” between the two countries.
“I am heartbroken to learn about Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s passing as President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Abu Dhabi. Boris Johnson made a statement on the news of Sheikh Khalifa’s death, saying, “He was a wise and respected leader who will be greatly missed.”
“Through his work as President and Sheikh, he has made a lasting personal contribution to regional stability and conservation.” I am confident that our countries’ long and profound ties will continue, and that through our cooperation and friendship, we can assure world peace, prosperity, and justice.”
“I would want to express my profound sympathies to the people of the UAE,” Boris Johnson stated.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was unanimously elected president of the UAE by the Federal Supreme Council on Saturday, May 14.
Senior heads of state and global leaders, including Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, the King of Malaysia, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, and the Governor-General of Australia, David Hurley, all paid visits to Abu Dhabi during the UK Prime Minister’s visit.
The world leaders and their delegations also congratulated Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on his election as UAE President and wished him luck in continuing the founding fathers’ journey of development and advancement, according to Wam, the state-run news agency.
According to the statement, Johnson’s visit would “reinforce the special link between the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates,” which will “continue under the Presidency of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.”
According to the statement, Johnson’s visit will “reinforce the special link between the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.”
Those ties “will be maintained under His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s presidency,” it stated.
Sheikh Mohammed was elected president of the Gulf state on Saturday, a day after former leader Sheikh Khalifa died at the age of 73, according to official Abu Dhabi media.
Johnson expressed his condolences over the Sheikh’s passing in a statement on Friday, calling him “a wise and respected leader who will be much missed.”
During a tour of the Gulf area in March, the British leader paid a visit to the Emirates.
Prince William, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, had attended the 50th-anniversary celebrations of the former British colony the month before.
In September, the two governments announced that the UAE would invest billions in the United Kingdom.
The £10 billion ($13.8 billion) investment will focus on technology, infrastructure, and a climate-focused energy transition over five years.