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UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Dead at 73

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UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Dead at 73

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Dead at 73

UAE President , Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, Dead at 73.

CNBC reports that on May 13, it was announced that the United Arab Emirates president died at the age of 73.

Sheikh Khalifa served as the country's second president since 2004.

CNBC reports he is known for helping the UAE get through financial hardships in 2008 and establishing global prominence.

State news agency WAM issued a statement upon news of the president's death.

The Ministry of Presidential Affairs condoles the people of the UAE, the Arab and Islamic nation and the world over the demise of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president of the UAE, WAM, via statement.

The Ministry of Presidential Affairs also announced that the UAE will observe a forty-day state mourning with the flag flown at half-mast starting today, and suspend work at all ministries, departments, and federal, local and private entities for three days, WAM, via statement.

After suffering a stroke and undergoing surgery in 2014, Sheikh Khalifa rarely made public appearances.

His brother, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, had taken it upon himself to mange the country's affairs.

Some of Sheikh Khalifa's accomplishments include managing the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, backing the acquisition of soccer club Manchester City and having the Burj Khalifa in Dubai named after him in 2010.

Some of Sheikh Khalifa's accomplishments include managing the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, backing the acquisition of soccer club Manchester City and having the Burj Khalifa in Dubai named after him in 2010.

Some of Sheikh Khalifa's accomplishments include managing the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, backing the acquisition of soccer club Manchester City and having the Burj Khalifa in Dubai named after him in 2010.

Some of Sheikh Khalifa's accomplishments include managing the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, backing the acquisition of soccer club Manchester City and having the Burj Khalifa in Dubai named after him in 2010


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