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Abu Dhabi Crown Prince offers reassurance over health of UAE President

Sheikh Khalifa “through his ongoing initiatives and directives, continues what the Founding Fathers wanted to achieve for this state”

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince offers reassurance over health of UAE President
His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces, has once again assured the public of the good health of UAE President and reiterated that Sheikh Khalifa “through his ongoing initiatives and directives, continues what the Founding Fathers wanted to achieve for this state.”

Sheikh Mohamed, assured the commanders and senior officers of UAE Armed Forces, Ministry of Interior, security departments, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and a number of UAE ambassadors that "Thank God, the health of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan," the state news agency WAM reported.

Speaking at his majlis at Al Bateen Palace where he received the senior officers and officials who came to extend their greetings on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, Sheikh Mohamed said: “President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, through his ongoing initiatives and directives continues what the Founding Fathers wanted to achieve for this state: Seeing the people of UAE as one united family that is clinging to the teaching of its tolerant religion and national fixed principles in order to face all that targets its creed, unity and its humanitarian approach of the love of benevolence, peace, security and stability for all humanity."

Earlier this month, the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince dismissed concerns about the UAE President’s health as mere rumours and urged social media users to be cautious and to validate the transfer of information and news online “in order to use modern technology and social networking sites for the benefit of our society and country”.

In February, Sheikh Mohamed said the UAE President was in "stable and reassuring" condition after surgery following a stroke in January.

"Yes we passed through a difficult crisis, we have overcome it, thanks be to God," he was quoted as saying by WAM.

Born in 1948, Sheikh Khalifa is known as a pro-Western moderniser who has ruled the UAE since the death of his father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahayan in 2004.

He is also the ruler of oil-producing Abu Dhabi, the richest and most powerful of the UAE emirates, which also include Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah.

WAM reported on January 25 that Sheikh Khalifa underwent surgery after a stroke.