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Mother of UAE president dies

Mother of UAE president dies

"RIP Sheikha Hessa, mother of UAE Ruler Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed", wrote Elizabeth Dickson, the senior Arabian Penninsula analyst at Crisis Group, an worldwide NGO.

The Emirati national flag was lowered to half-staff across the country as WAM news agency announced the death of Sheikha Hessa without revealing the cause of death of her age.

CAIRO: The Grand Mufti of Egypt, Dr Shawki Allam, has offered his condolences on the death of Sheikha Hessa Bint Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, the mother of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who passed away on Sunday.

Sheikha Hessa was the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the great granddaughter of Sheikh Zayed bin Khalifa - the grandfather of UAE founder Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan.

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His son, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, chose the same platform to express his sympathies.

"Our condolences to the entire al-Nahyan family, to the people of the UAE and to every lover of the UAE and its President". Her passing is loss not only for the UAE but also for Seychelles.

Earlier on Monday, Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikh Tahnoon received condolences from a number of Sheikhs and senior officials in Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi.


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