President of UAE, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed dies at 73

The United Arab Emirates President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has passed away on Friday at Age 73

Emirate state news agency, WAM, confirmed this in a report on Friday

The agency tweeted: “The Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced that there will be 40 days of official mourning with flags at half-mast and three days closure of ministries and official entities at the federal and local levels and the private sector”

Country like Indian has sent condolence message “Saddened at the demise of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, President of UAE. We will always remember his contribution to our bilateral relations and welfare of the Indian community in UAE. My condolences to His Highness’ family, the Govt & the people of the UAE in this hour of grief.”

There will be 40 days of mourning to mark his death. Also, ministries at both local and federal levels will be shut down for three days