DUBAI: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, congratulated His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan who was elected as the new UAE President.
Mohamed Bin Zayed was elected by the Supreme Council on Saturday afternoon, a day after his brother His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan died.
In a statement issued, Sheikh Mohammed said:
Mohamed bin Zayed carries the legacy of Sheikh Zayed, and is the founder of our centennial and the protector of our union. We pledge our allegiance to him and to our people. Our country shall follow him towards the path of glory and prosperity.”