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Open-door policy was the hallmark of Zayed's rule

Posted on 08/11/2004

"I hope everything is well with my people ... give me some good news." These were the last words uttered by Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan to Saeed Mohammad Al Gandi, speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC). Al Gandi spoke about the late leader and said his wise leadership came from the fact that he identified himself so closely with his people. He said Sheikh Zayed even "competed" with his people in a demonstration of mutual loyalty. "I went to Sheikh Zayed nearly four months ago ...  >>MORE

Zayed was a man of many talents, say Bedouin elders

Posted on 08/11/2004

They remember the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan as a man blessed. For Al Manasir Bedouin elders, it was his simple Bedouin lifestyle, his generosity and strong decision-making and his firm belief in unity that led to the formation of the UAE federation and the prosperity of its people. "You name it, Bu Khalifa (Bedouin call people by their eldest son's name, but local pronunciation is Bu instead of the traditional Abu) had all the qualities. Whether it was negotiation, arbitration, ...  >>MORE

Prayers for the dead offered at Singaporean mosques

Posted on 08/11/2004

The prayers for the dead were offered in several mosques here for the soul of the late UAE President, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. In their prayers in absentia for the dead, many imams prayed to God to grant Sheikh Zayed's soul perfect peace. The Imams also paid tribute to the great UAE leader and founder. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Netherlands Defence Minister mourns Zayed

Posted on 08/11/2004

Defence Minister of the Netherlands, Henk Kamp, has said that reactions by world leaders over the death of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan was a great testimony of the greatness of the late UAE president and his achievements both inside the country and abroad. Kamp made the statement after offering condolences to President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the death of Sheikh Zayed. "The importance of the UAE in the world today is very clear and this is the work of the late UAE ...  >>MORE

Zayed has left an impressive legacy: Kharazi

Posted on 08/11/2004

The late President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan has left an impressive legacy at the regional and international levels that will continue to prevail for many decades to come, said Dr. Kamal Kharazi, Iranian Minister for Foreign Affairs. In remarks on the condolence book at the UAE embassy here, he said Sheikh Zayed's statesmanship, prudence and leadership will leave an enduring memory. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Sri Lankan President arrives in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 08/11/2004

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga arrived in Abu Dhabi yesterday to offer condolences on the demise of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. She was received at the Abu Dhabi International Airport by Dr. Ali bin Abdullah Al Ka'abi, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Khalifa receives condolences from US commanders on Zayed's demise

Posted on 08/11/2004

President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan received yesterday Secretary of the US Air Force James Roche, accompanied by US Air Force Chief of Staff General John Gumper and a number of senior US officers. The US top commanders expressed their deep grief and sadness over the death of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Accepting condolences along with Sheikh Khalifa were Lt. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, the sons of the late Sheikh Zayed, ...  >>MORE

Ghanaian community condoles UAE on Zayed's demise

Posted on 08/11/2004

The Ghanaian community in the UAE issued today a statement of condolences on the death of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. 'With the sad demise of Sheikh Zayed, we the Executives and members of the Ghanaian Community in the UAE wish to express our deepest condolences to the family of the late Sheikh Zayed, the Rulers of the Emirates and the entire members of the government.” 'We as part of the expatriate community in the UAE have no better way to express our deepest sympathy than this ...  >>MORE

World praises charitable work of Zayed

Posted on 07/11/2004

Praise for the charitable work of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan has come in from across the world. Organisations from as far as New Zealand have said they owe Sheikh Zayed a huge debt of gratitude for his generosity. Much of Sheikh Zayed's support was demonstrated through the UAE Red Crescent Authority and the Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, which was established in 1992 with a budget of more than Dh3 billion to help people in need and promote Arab and ...  >>MORE

Tunisian Parliament Speaker offers condolences to Khalifa

Posted on 07/11/2004

President H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan yesterday accepted condolences on the demise of UAE's late President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who died on Tuesday night. Fouad Mebaza', Speaker of the Tunisian House of Representatives and emissary of President Zein Al-Abidine Ben Ali, offered his condolences to Sheikh Khalifa in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The envoy conveyed condolences of the Tunisian ...  >>MORE

UAE embassies abroad receive condolences

Posted on 07/11/2004

The UAE embassies abroad continued accepting condolences for the fourth consecutive day on the demise of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who passed away on Tuesday night. In Damascus, the Syrian Prime Minister Mohammed Naji Al Otri, accompanied by a number of ministers offered at the UAE embassy his condolences on the death of Sheikh Zayed and wished success for the President, H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Mohammed bin ...  >>MORE

Chirac visits Sheikh Zayed's grave

Posted on 07/11/2004

President Jacques Chirac of France, accompanied by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Education, yesterday visited the grave of the late President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Zayed's interest in heritage praised

Posted on 07/11/2004

Studies of the archaeology and heritage of the United Arab Emirates owed much to the personal interest of the late President, HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, an obituary posted on the Abu Dhabi Islands Archaeological Survey, ADIAS, website (www.adias-uae.com) says. "Sheikh Zayed had displayed his interest in the country's archaeology long before the establishment of ADIAS," says the obituary, written by the ADIAS Executive Director, Peter Hellyer. It notes: "He was a keen observer ...  >>MORE

Fatima receives condolences on Zayed's death

Posted on 07/11/2004

Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak received condolences from wives of Arab and Muslim leaders on the death of her husband Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who died on Tuesday. Condolences were offered by Mrs Suzanne Mubarak, Wife of President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Wife of King Abdullah II of Jordan, Princes Reem Ibrahimi, Wife of Prince Ali bin Hussein, Princes Basma bint Talal and Princes Alya bint Al Hussein of Jordan, Princes Al Jawhra Al ...  >>MORE

Citizens, residents offer condolences

Posted on 07/11/2004

President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan receive yesterday condolences from local officials, diplomats and UN representatives on the death of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who passed away on Tuesday. Sheikh Khalifa accepted condolences from Abdullah Rashid Al Nuaimi, Foreign Ministry Under Secretary and other top ministry diplomats and senior officials. Heads of Diplomatic Missions accredited to the country led by their dean Qatari ambassador Abdullah Mohammed Al Uthman, also ...  >>MORE

Time of reflection on a life well lived: Says UAE paper

Posted on 06/11/2004

A UAE paper today commented on the contribution made by the late President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to world affairs, saying his contribution to world affairs has been acknowledged everywhere. Commenting editorially on the issue, the Dubai-based "Gulf News” said:” In the UAE, the grief at the passing of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan has been tangible and easily recognised. It could be seen on the streets and heard in every conversation. Internationally, too, this sorrow has ...  >>MORE

1972-2004: UAE economy rises by leaps and bounds

Posted on 06/11/2004

The UAE's GDP last year reached Dh284.5 billion as compared to Dh6.5 billion in 1972 at the beginning of the union. The 13 per cent annual rate of growth in GDP reflects the soundness of government policies that aimed at diversification of the sources of national income through decreasing dependency on oil and increasing the share of the non-oil sectors. Official figures showed that the GDP share for non-oil sectors roared up from Dh2.3 billion in 1972 to Dh199.2 billion last year, with ...  >>MORE

Zayed’s policies empowered women

Posted on 06/11/2004

The world press continued to praise Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, saying the UAE under him was a model of stability and progress. In France, the widely-circulated Le Monde in a tribute to Sheikh Zayed praised the way he used oil income to develop the infrastructures of the country. "In the meantime, he opened several schools, hospitals and a lot of free social services,” Le Monde added. Another popular daily, Le Figaro, said Sheikh Zayed was a wise man. In an article written by Pierre ...  >>MORE

Zayed’s effort spared thousands of Lebanese from land mines

Posted on 06/11/2004

The Arab world has lost its most benevolent leader, said Mohammad M., a Lebanese municipal employee, who spoke to Gulf News from Lebanon. Late Sheikh Zayed's efforts have saved the lives of more than a quarter of a million from landmines, he added. The UAE-funded operation to clear mines left behind by Israeli forces in South Lebanon after their withdrawal in May 2000 is one of the most remarkable projects commissioned under the directives of Sheikh Zayed. The project reflected Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Country prays for Zayed’s soul

Posted on 06/11/2004

In the craggy mountain village of Hatta the local Imam walks past boxed houses and tethered goats, heading to the mosque. Greeting people as he walks up a dusty road, a battered white sedan comes to a halt and beeps. The Imam climbs in and is driven the rest of the way up. Men dressed in starched white head to the mosque with their sons to attend Friday prayers – the first Friday since the death of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the last Friday before the holiest day of Ramadan, ...  >>MORE

UN mourns loss of a global leader

Posted on 06/11/2004

New York: The United Nations General Assembly held on Thursday night a special commemoration session for the late Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The session underscored Sheikh Zayed's humanitarian and philanthropic deeds, which have had a decisive effect in maintaining international peace and development. Jean Ping, president of the UN assembly, expressed at the opening of the ceremony his heartfelt condolences to the leadership and the people of the UAE on the death of Sheikh Zayed. In ...  >>MORE

White House mourns Sheikh Zayed

Posted on 06/11/2004

The White House yesterday issued a statement by US President, George W. Bush mourning the death of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. "The United States mourns the passing of a great friend of our country, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Zayed was the founder and President of the UAE for more than 30 years, a pioneer, an elder statesman, and a close ally. He and his fellow rulers of the seven Emirates built their federation into a prosperous, ...  >>MORE

Powel expresses condolences on Zayed's death

Posted on 06/11/2004

US Secretary of State, Collin Powel, yesterday visited the UAE Embassy here to offer condolences to the UAE Ambassador, Al Asri Saeed Ahmed Al Dhahiri, on the death of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Powell expressed sincere consolation and deep condolences on Sheikh Zayed's demise. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

President Wade arrives

Posted on 06/11/2004

Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade arrived in Abu Dhabi yesterday to offer the condolences of his government and that of the Senegalese people on the passing of the late President Sheikh Zayed. He was received on arrival by Dr. Ali Al Kaabi, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs and Cheikh Tidiane Sy, Senegalese ambassador. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Eritrean President arrives to offer his condolences

Posted on 06/11/2004

Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki arrived yesterday in Abu Dhabi to offer his condolences to President H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the passing of the late President Sheikh Zayed. He was received by Saeed Al Ghaith, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs. Also present were Obaid Al Zaabi, Director of the Protocol Department at the Foreign Ministry and Osman Edris Jimey, Eritrean Ambassador. In a statement upon arrival President Afewerki eulogised Sheikh Zayed, saying that he was ...  >>MORE

Zayed was great and beloved leader: Italian Foreign Minister

Posted on 06/11/2004

Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Franco Frattini has said that the late President H.H Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was a great and beloved leader who was admired, not only in the Arab world but also in the world at large. "Under the able leadership of the late President Sheikh Zayed, the UAE prospered and made significant strides in various spheres of human development. This unrivalled success story had gained the UAE an enormous respect within the international community” said ...  >>MORE

Church service eulogises Zayed

Posted on 06/11/2004

A special service of remembrance and thanksgiving for the life of the late President HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was held at St. Andrew's Church in Abu Dhabi this morning. Addressing a congregation of several hundred Christian expatriates, the Reverend Clive Windebank, the Anglican Chaplain of Abu Dhabi, delivered a eulogy of Sheikh Zayed, saying that "his warmth and humanity made the UAE a land of religious tolerance and human brotherhood." "There will be many eulogies of HH Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Chirac offers condolences

Posted on 06/11/2004

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan yesterday received French President Jacques Chirac, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The French leader expressed deep condolences on the death of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Sheikh Khalifa and Sheikh Maktoum also received His Majesty King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa of Bahrain. Chirac earlier arrived in the country accompanied ...  >>MORE

Zayed vision helped UAE march ahead in IT sector

Posted on 06/11/2004

The road of economic growth consolidated developmental reforms in information technology sector in the UAE under the vision of His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The country embarked on developing the IT sector and under Sheikh Zayed's able guidance, investments in IT poured — recognising the power of communication and technology to accelerate and transform the human activities. Consistency in efforts to make UAE as the leading hub of IT has seen the region emerging as one of ...  >>MORE

Sons of Zayed receive condolences

Posted on 05/11/2004

A number of sons of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan received here today for the second consecutive day condolences from UAE nationals and expatriates, who came to offer condolences on the death of Sheikh Zayed. The visitors prayed to God to grant the soul of the late Sheikh Zayed perfect peace. Among include, Sheikh Saeed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sea Ports Authority, Major General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Interior Minister, Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Khalifa receives President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt

Posted on 05/11/2004

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Abu Dhabi left last night after offering condolences to President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the death of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Mubarak, who arrived here earlier in the evening of today, visited the tomb of the late Sheikh Zayed, where he prayed for the late UAE president. He was received at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque by Minister of Information and Culture, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Justice, Islamic ...  >>MORE

Sadness envelops East Coast after the loss of leader

Posted on 05/11/2004

Fujairah: All along the East Coast there is one refrain: Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan will live in their hearts forever. Villagers along the East Coast said they had been left with grief, sorrow and sadness over the death of their president, whom they loved and respected for all his wonderful accomplishments as he tried to improve the living condition of his citizens. "No words can express how much sadness we feel for the loss of our leader, who helped turn our villages into gardens ...  >>MORE

UAE students gather in London to mourn Zayed

Posted on 05/11/2004

UAE national students gathered in London yesterday to mourn the passing of their President, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Students from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait also attended the ceremony to pay their respects. They came together at Iftar to break their fast and console each other. The young men sat on traditional majlis pillows while the hosts of the gathering, Marwan H. and his brother Mohammad H., prepared Arabic coffee and dates for their guests. Silence reined as they ate ...  >>MORE

World press continues to pay homage to Sheikh Zayed

Posted on 05/11/2004

The world press continues to give wide coverage of the events in the UAE, following the death on Tuesday of late President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. In France, the widely-circulated Le Monde published an article on Zayed's life and achievements. "He used the oil incomes to develop the infrastructures of the county. In the meantime, he opened several schools, hospitals and a lot of free social services," wrote Le Monde. Another popular daily, Le Figaro, said Sheikh Zayed was a ...  >>MORE

World media mourns a great statesman

Posted on 05/11/2004

New York Times "Sheikh Zayed became a symbol of his region's breathtakingly brisk march from tribal fiefs ... to welfare states with sleek skyscrapers, global banks and indoor ski slopes. He steered Abu Dhabi to independence from the British, and engineered its consolidation into the United Arab Emirates. His political legerdemain ... kept the states together in what many consider the first successful modern federation of Arab states. "His foreign policy was equally adept ... (and) under him, ...  >>MORE

German Chancellor condoles Mohammed, Hamdan bin Zayed

Posted on 05/11/2004

Lt. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, today received a cable of condolence from the German Chancellor, Gerhard Schroeder, in which he expressed his deep condolences to Sheikh Mohammed and the UAE people on the death of late President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. In his cable, the German Chancellor said that Sheikh Zayed paved the way for a future of peace and prosperity in the United Arab Emirates. 'With great wisdom, visionary power and unfailing ...  >>MORE

Bush phones Khalifa

Posted on 05/11/2004

President H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan today received a telephone call from US President George W. Bush, who offered condolences on the death of late UAE President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The American leader expressed sorrow over the loss of Sheikh Zayed on behalf of his family, father, government and people of the USA. Sheikh Khalifa thanked the US President for his good feelings and congratulated him for his re-election as President of his country, wishing him success. ...  >>MORE

Khalifa receives condolences from world leaders

Posted on 05/11/2004

President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received cables and messages of condolences from world leaders on the death of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who died on Tuesday. The cables were from the presidents of China, Azerbaijan, Mauritania, India, Croatia and Greece. In their messages, the leaders expressed their deep sorrow and sadness over the demise of Sheikh Zayed. The two ...  >>MORE

Zayed 'steadily charted the course of UAE's destiny'

Posted on 05/11/2004

Nothing can stop the formation of the UAE Federation because it is our destiny, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan once told a close aide. And today, Dr Ezz Al Deen Ebrahim, Cultural Adviser to the late President for more than two decades, says Sheikh Zayed worked tirelessly to take his people to their destiny the UAE. "If it was any man other than Sheikh Zayed, the federation would not have been formed," Dr Ebrahim said. "At the time, with the British withdrawal, it was imperative that a ...  >>MORE

Zayed had a way with his people

Posted on 05/11/2004

Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan had a way with people. He was firm but loving, he had tact, but could be direct. And if his people knocked on his door for help, Sheikh Zayed always let them in and banished their worries. But Sheikh Zayed was much more than a man who could read people. He was a man with vision, a man who transformed the miles and miles of barren sand into a nation that is proud and prosperous. A charismatic leader, Sheikh Zayed has touched hearts and inspired minds. His ...  >>MORE

Call for special prayers in Australia's mosques

Posted on 04/11/2004

The Islamic Council of New South Wales has extended its deepest sorrow on the death of the late President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to his family and people of the UAE. The council Chairman Ali Roude, in a letter to all mosques and societies in Australia, requested that "places of worship conduct a special prayer in remembrance of Sheikh Zayed's departure at a special funeral prayer to be conducted at the Friday congregation of prayers. The Dou'a would be an Islamic practice ...  >>MORE

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Open-door policy was the hallmark of Zayed's rule


Zayed was a man of many talents, say Bedouin elders


Prayers for the dead offered at Singaporean mosques


Netherlands Defence Minister mourns Zayed


Zayed has left an impressive legacy: Kharazi


Sri Lankan President arrives in Abu Dhabi


Khalifa receives condolences from US commanders on Zayed's demise


Ghanaian community condoles UAE on Zayed's demise


World praises charitable work of Zayed


Tunisian Parliament Speaker offers condolences to Khalifa


UAE embassies abroad receive condolences


Chirac visits Sheikh Zayed's grave


Zayed's interest in heritage praised


Fatima receives condolences on Zayed's death


Citizens, residents offer condolences


Time of reflection on a life well lived: Says UAE paper


1972-2004: UAE economy rises by leaps and bounds


Zayed’s policies empowered women


Zayed’s effort spared thousands of Lebanese from land mines


Country prays for Zayed’s soul


UN mourns loss of a global leader


White House mourns Sheikh Zayed


Powel expresses condolences on Zayed's death


President Wade arrives


Eritrean President arrives to offer his condolences


Zayed was great and beloved leader: Italian Foreign Minister


Church service eulogises Zayed


Chirac offers condolences


Zayed vision helped UAE march ahead in IT sector


Sons of Zayed receive condolences


Sheikh Khalifa receives President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt


Sadness envelops East Coast after the loss of leader


UAE students gather in London to mourn Zayed


World press continues to pay homage to Sheikh Zayed


World media mourns a great statesman


German Chancellor condoles Mohammed, Hamdan bin Zayed


Bush phones Khalifa


Khalifa receives condolences from world leaders


Zayed 'steadily charted the course of UAE's destiny'


Zayed had a way with his people


Call for special prayers in Australia's mosques