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Singapore President, Prime Minister mourn passing of Sheikh Khalifa

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SINGAPORE CITY, 14th May, 2022 (WAM) — Singapore’s President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have mourned the passing of late His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Both leaders have written to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi, to convey their condolences.  

President Yacob said in her letter, “As the second President of the UAE, His Highness built upon the strong foundations laid by His Highness the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to strengthen the unity of the UAE and enhance its development. Throughout his life, His Highness was dedicated to serving the people of the UAE and to bring prosperity to the country. His Highness will always be remembered for his love and care for the people.”

She added, “Our thoughts and prayers are with Your Highness and the people of the UAE during this time of bereavement.”

Prime Minister Lee wrote, “His Highness Sheikh Khalifa dedicated his life in service of the people of Abu Dhabi as well as the UAE. His Highness played a key role in strengthening the unity of the federation and improving the lives of his people. During His Highness’ reign, relations between Singapore and the UAE were strengthened with the establishment of the Singapore Embassy in Abu Dhabi in 2007.”

He added, “His Highness’ leadership laid a strong foundation for bilateral relations, which have since been elevated with the Singapore-UAE Comprehensive Partnership (SUCP) signed in 2019.”

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