UAE, world leaders offer tributes to Queen Elizabeth II
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UAE, world leaders offer tributes to Queen Elizabeth II

UAE, world leaders offer tributes to Queen Elizabeth II

Britain’s longest reigning monarch passed away on September 8, at age 96

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UAE leaders offered their condolences on the demise of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

A respected figure across the globe, Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne on February 6, 1952. She passed away on September 8, at the age of 96.

Read: Britain’s longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, passes away

UAE President, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, offered his condolences and hailed the Queen as a ‘close friend of the UAE’.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, also expressed his condolences on the demise of Queen Elizabeth II. “Her incredible lifetime of service and duty to the United Kingdom is unparalleled in our modern world,” he said.

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the UAE, took to social media to send a message of condolence.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, also expressed his thoughts.

 

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Regional/global tributes

Leaders from the region and across the globe offered their condolences and paid their respects at the demise of the British monarch.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud sent a cable of condolences and sympathy to King Charles III on the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

“I am saddened by the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, who devoted her life to serve her country. Her Majesty was an example of wisdom, love and peace. The world remembers today the great impact and deeds that she had throughout her reign.”

Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar, also expressed his condolences to the British royal family.

The newly appointed Prime Minister of the UK, Liz Truss, also issued a statement on the Queen’s death.

Rishi Sunak, member of the Parliament and former chancellor of the exchequer, hailed Queen Elizabeth II for a lifetime of service to the country.

US President Joe Biden and Jill Biden issued a statement on the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, too extended his condolences to the royal family.

In a tweet, President of France, Emmanuel Macron, said that Queen Elizabeth II was “a kind-hearted queen who has left a lasting impression on her country and her century”.

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