Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed elected UAE president, leaders pledge allegiance

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  • Date: 14-May-2022
  • Source: Arab News
  • Sector: Economy
  • Country: UAE
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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed elected UAE president, leaders pledge allegiance

ABU DHABI: Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was elected as president on Saturday, official media said, a day after the death of former leader Sheikh Khalifa. The rulers of the country’s seven sheikhdoms made the decision at a meeting held at Al-Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi, state news agency WAM said. WAM described the vote as unanimous among the rulers of the country’s sheikhdoms, who also pledged their loyalty to the new president on Saturday. “We congratulate him, and we pledge allegiance to him, and our people pledge allegiance to him,” Dubai ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, said on Twitter after the vote. “The whole country is led by him to take it on the paths of glory and honor, God willing,” he added. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, Sharhah ruler, said Sheikh Mohammed had played, and would continue to play, a significant role in the UAE's development. “We congratulate President his highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and ask Allah Almighty to grant him success and prosperity,” he said. “We affirm our permanent solidarity in serving the nation and preserving its union under his wise leadership.” President Mohamed “expressed his appreciation for the dear trust that

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