Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik on Friday mourned Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the late President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
This was stated in a statement issued by the Diwan of Royal Court reading as follows:
“With full faith in the Almighty Allah’s divine destining and judgment and, with profound sorrow and grief, His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik has received the news of death of his brother, the forgiven, by the will of Allah, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The deceased was one of the Arab leaders who served their Arab and Islamic nations and led the United Arab Emirates with determination and perseverance until it has became a landmark in all fields.
His Majesty the Sultan has issued his Royal orders to announce the State of Mourning and flags will be flown at half mast in the public and private sectors, as well as embassies of the Sultanate of Oman abroad for three days starting from today, Friday, 13 May 2022 till Sunday, 15 May 2022.
While sharing the Emirati people their sorrows and grief over this immense loss, the leadership, government and people in the Sultanate of Oman pray to the Almighty Allah to rest the deceased in peace in Paradise in Heavens, along with the devout and the faithful, and to grant his family and the Emirati people fortitude to bear the loss.
To the Almighty Allah we belong, and to Him we shall return.”