(MENAFN- Khaleej Times)
Published: Wed 18 May 2022, 8:33 AM
Last updated: Wed 18 May 2022, 11:46 AM
A new video captures the level of confidence that Rulers of the Emirates have in the leadership of the President, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The emotional video offers a rare glimpse into the condolence meeting that was held on Saturday after the passing of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Posted on May 17, it shows the Rulers of all seven Emirates gathered at Al Mushrif Palace to offer their condolences to Sheikh Khalifa's successor, his brother, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed.
The video opens with the newly elected UAE President condoling with the Rulers. Here is how the conversation unfolds:
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed:“Your Highnesses, you are all here to pay your condolences, but I should be the one to pay condolences to you on the passing of our brother Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed. May his soul rest in peace and may Allah grant him the highest level of paradise. We accept Allah's will. This is a natural part of life. May Allah give us strength and guide us righteously in the affairs of our nation and people.”
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai:“My brothers, the Rulers, and I are here to pay our sincere condolences to you and ourselves. We also came to congratulate you and ourselves on your leadership as President of our country. We are all here to support you in any way we can.”
His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah:“First of all, all praise to Allah. You are no stranger to us. You are the son of the founder Sheikh Zayed and the brother of the late leader who continued Sheikh Zayed's legacy. We accompanied you in leading us during these challenging times and, praise to be Allah, you exceeded all expectations. We are all by your side in continuing the legacy of the union.
We all hereby elect you to be our President and leader. May Allah guide us all. By Allah's will, the UAE and its people are in safe hands under your stewardship and our country is in a strong position.”
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed:“Thank you, and may Allah help us continue this legacy and trust.”
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Sheikh Dr Sultan:“We congratulate not only you, but also ourselves.”
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed:“I want to tell you that I am, and will always be, your brother Mohamed. May Allah guide us to the benefit of the nation and the people.
“May we always remain as we are, my brother, Sheikh Mohammed, Sheikh Sultan and my brothers, the Rulers. May Allah guide us to the benefit of the nation and its people.”
Watch the full video here:
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