Following the death this Friday, May 13, of the President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, King Mohammed VI ordered an official three-day mourning in the Kingdom with the national flag being lowered to half-mast on government buildings, administrations and public places, as well as Moroccan embassies and consulates abroad.
Here is a statement from the Royal Cabinet:
“Following the sad news of the death of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State of the United Arab Emirates, HM King Mohammed VI had a phone call with His brother H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates State Armed Forces.
During this appeal, HM the King once again expressed, on behalf of Morocco, King, government and people, to His Highness the Crown Prince and through him to his illustrious Princely Family and the brotherly Emirati people, His deep condolences and His sincere feelings of compassion following this cruel loss of an Arab leader, noble and brave, linked to Morocco by solid bonds of brotherhood and esteem.
In this painful circumstance, HM the King has given His High Instructions to decree an official three-day mourning in the Kingdom, starting Friday, May 13, 2022, with the national flag being lowered to half-mast on government buildings, administrations and places public, as well as Moroccan embassies and consulates abroad.
The Kingdom of Morocco, while sharing the pain of the illustrious Princely Family and the brotherly Emirati people following this cruel loss, the divine will being unstoppable, implores the Most High to grant them patience and comfort, to surround the revered deceased of His holy mercy and to welcome him into His vast paradise.
We belong to God and to Him we return”.