UAE’s President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed welcomed Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who arrived in Abu Dhabi to offer condolences on the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Monday.
The Crown Prince’s visit was upon the directive of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the royal court said.
The Crown Prince was accompanied by Prince Abdulaziz bin Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz, Minister of State and Member of the Cabinet, Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of Riyadh Region, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Minister of Sports, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior, and a number of Princes and senior officials.
Prince Mohammed later left the UAE where he was seen off by Sheikh Mohammed and a number of senior Emirati officials.
Sheikh Khalifa, the late president of the UAE, died on Friday at the age of 73. The country’s ministry of presidential affairs announced a forty-day state of mourning.
Sheikh Mohammed, was elected president of the UAE on Saturday after the Federal Supreme Council.