World leaders and foreign diplomats have announced plans to visit the UAE to pay in-person tributes to the UAE’s late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
French President Emmanuel Macron is among those to have announced a trip to the United Arab Emirates to display his support for the ruling family, with whom France holds business and military ties.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will also travel to the UAE on Sunday to pay respects.
Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and other regional leaders are travelling to the UAE to offer their condolences on the death of the President.
Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, on Monday, to lead a presidential delegation and offer condolences on behalf of the administration of President Joe Biden and the American people.
Tunisian President Kais Saeed also left Carthage Airport in the capital, Tunis, on Saturday for the Emirates to offer his condolences.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday will visit the UAE to express his sympathies to the ruling family, according to the country’s local media.
Maldivian’s President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has announced he will travel to the UAE on Sunday to convey his condolences and sympathies.
Other leaders are also expected in Abu Dhabi to express their condolences over the passing of Sheikh Khalifa, who was laid to rest on Friday evening in the UAE capital.