Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi mourned on Friday the death of the President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
"He was a men of men and among the greatest of leaders," he said in a post on his official Facebook page.
He remarked that Sheikh Khalifa had dedicated his life to his country and nation, leading the UAE "to become an example of development and modernity in our region and world."
He hailed the late leader's love for Egypt, describing him as a "loyal friend."
Sisi offered Egypt's condolences to the UAE, its leadership and people.
The UAE had declared Sheikh Khalifa's death on Friday.