YEMEN Press Agency

UAE President’s burial held in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, May 14 (YPA) –  The UAE on Friday evening held a funeral of its president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, who died on Friday at the age of 73.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, governor of Abu Dhabi, performed the funeral prayer for late president at the Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed the First Mosque in Abu Dhabi, WAM reported.

Sheikh Mohamed and members of Al Nahyan family accompanied the body of the late Sheikh Khalifa to his final resting place at Al Bateen Cemetery in Abu Dhabi, state news agency WAM said.

On Friday , The President of the State Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan passed away at the age of about 73, during which he took several  positions of the state until he assumed the presidency of the country in 2004.

The UAE announced a 40-day mourning period with flags flown at half-staff and suspended work at all public and private sector organisations for three days.