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UAE President receives condolences from King of Jordan by phone over passing of Hazza bin Sultan bin Zayed

May 13, 2024

Abu Dhabi [UAE], May 13: President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan today received a phone call from his brother, His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, during which he offered His Highness his sincere condolences and sympathy over the passing of Sheikh Hazza bin Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
His Majesty also expressed his sincere condolences to the entire Al Nahyan family, asking God Almighty to bestow His mercy and blessings upon the late Sheikh Hazza bin Sultan and grant his family patience and solace.
For his part, His Highness the President thanked His Majesty King Abdullah II, underscoring his appreciation for the sincere sentiment expressed by His Majesty that embodies the strong fraternal ties that unite the two countries.
Source: Emirates News Agency

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