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UAE leaders perform funeral prayers on the body of Sheikh Sultan

The funeral of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa's brother took place at the Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed The First Mosque in Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi

UAE leaders perform funeral prayers on the body of Sheikh Sultan
(Photo: WAM)

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, alongside the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, Crown Princes, Sheikhs, and a large crowd on Wednesday performed funeral prayers on the body of the late Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The funeral of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa's brother took place at the Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed The First Mosque in Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, state news agency WAM reported.

The Al Nahyan family will receive condolences on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi.

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, said of his late brother: “He (Sultan bin Zayed) was an example of wisdom, leadership and political insight. He performed his duties towards the UAE and the people of the UAE with sincerity and loyalty throughout his honourable and accomplished career."

He added that his brother possessed human values and a spirit of national belonging and morals, which he inherited from their father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and the founding fathers of the UAE.

Condolences have poured in from all over the Arab world.