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UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan dies aged 73

The president of United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan has passed away on Friday after battling with illness for several years.

“The Ministry of Presidential Affairs has mourned to the UAE people, Arab and Islamic nations and the world the death of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan,” the official WAM news agency tweeted.

The president of the oil-rich Gulf state, who was rarely seen in public, is likely to be replaced by his half-brother, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, who was already seen as the UAE’s de facto ruler.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan tweeted and condoled on the death of the UAE president.

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