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The President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, passed away on 13 May 2022.

As the first son of the late HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Sheikh Khalifa succeeded his father as Ruler of Abu Dhabi and became the President of the UAE in November 2004.

Sheikh Khalifa (born on 07 September 1948) was also the Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. He has also served as the Chairman of the Supreme Petroleum Council since the late 1980s.

Following Sheikh Khalifa’s demise, the UAE Federal Supreme Council elected His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as President of the United Arab Emirates.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs said that according to Article 51 of the Constitution, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was unanimously elected as the President of the UAE to succeed the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

JH