World mourns Saudi King Abdullah + Late King with leaders

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UAE President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan also ordered a three-day mourning, starting from Friday.

AbdallaAbu Dhabi – The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has mourned the death of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia who passed away before dawn Friday. He prayed to Allah Almighty to bless the soul of the late king with mercy in Paradise.

As we express our sincere condolences to the Saudi royal family and the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the death of the great Late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, we express our full confidence that King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will continue his blessed march serving the causes of the nation and advance the Arab joint action.”

Shaikh Khalifa praised the Late King for being dedicated himself to the service of his people and nation and worked on bolstering cohesion of the Arab Nation.

He emphasised that with the death of the late king, for the Arab Nation and the Muslim Nation, was a loss of a great figure who never hesitated to serve the causes of his nation until the end of his life.

President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan also ordered a three-day mourning, starting from Friday, and that the UAE national flag be flown at half-mast at all government departments in the UAE and at all embassies and diplomatic missions of the UAE overseas.

In Pictures: Saudi King with world leaders

Global leaders paid tribute to the the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia (R) talks with UAE  President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan uppon the latter’s arrival at Riyadh airport on  March 27, 2007. AFP File

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia welcomes His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, upon his arrival at Riyadh to attend a GCC summit on May 5, 2009. AFP file

General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, attends a meeting with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, at his palace.  -Philip Cheung / Crown Prince Court – Abu Dhabi

UAE  President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Amir His Majesty Shaikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar, Deputy Prime Minister Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said of Oman, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia , His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, Amir His Majesty Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah  of Kuwait and Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud  meet at the start of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Riyadh, 15 May 2007. AFP file 

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia  (L) greeting US President Barack Obama during an arrival ceremony at the King Khaled international airport in Riyadh.  AFP file 

  In this April 25, 2005 file photo, President George W. Bush greets the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, at his ranch in Crawford, Texas.  AP 

A handout picture released by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on February 19, 2009 shows the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia (R) welcoming King Abdullah II of Jordan in Riyadh.  –  AP

A picture dated on October 30, 2007 shows the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia(front R) and Queen Elizabeth II (front L) reviewing a Guard of Honour in Horse Guards Parade in London, during a State visit. AFP

A picture dated on March 30, 2009 shows President of SudanOmar Al Bashir (2nd L) speaking with Syrian President Bashar Al Assad (L) as they join the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia  (2nd R) and Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali for a group picture prior the opening session of the Arab League summit in Doha. AFP  

 A picture dated on June 18, 2007 shows King Juan Carlos of Spain (L), Queen Sofia (2ndR), Crown Prince Felipe (R) and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia   (2ndL) posing before a official diner at Royal Palace in Madrid. – AFP

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia attends the opening session of the Arab summit in Doha, in this March 30, 2009 file photo.- Reuters

(Source: Khaleej Times)

 

 

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