President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan received in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday several world leaders, who offered their condolences over the death of late President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed accepted the condolences of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Kyrgyzstan's President Sadyr Japarov, and Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio.
They expressed their sincere condolences to the Al Nahyan family and to the people of the Emirates.
The world leaders and their accompanying delegations also congratulated Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed on his election as President of the UAE, stressing that he deserves this precious trust and its responsibility.
Sheikh Mohamed expressed his thanks and appreciation for their sincere brotherly feelings towards the UAE and its people.
He also thanked them for congratulating him and his election as the new President, wishing them continued health and success in leading their nations to further progress.
“With his enduring wisdom and generosity, my brother Khalifa bin Zayed was the heart of our family and the guardian of our nation. He was loved greatly and will be deeply missed, but his remarkable legacy will live on forever. May God grant him eternal peace,” the UAE President said on Tuesday on his Twitter account.
Earlier, Sheikh Mohamed accepted the condolences of Guinean President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Greece's Deputy Prime Minister Panagiotis Pekraminos, Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, and Canadian Minister of International Development Harjit Sajjan.