UAE President recovering from stroke, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince tweets
ABU DHABI // The President, Sheikh Khalifa, is stable and recovering after his stroke at the end of last month.
“The President’s state of health is stable and reassuring. His Highness Sheikh Khalifa is fine,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, said on Twitter.
“Yes, we have passed through difficult moments, but we have been able, thanks to God, to pass beyond them.”
Sheikh Mohammed said citizens had been kept up to date on all aspects of the President’s health. “The leadership of the UAE keeps nothing from its people and maintains full transparency.”
The Crown Prince also discussed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ summoning of the Qatari ambassador to receive a formal letter of protest over a verbal attack on the country by the Islamist preacher Yousif Al Qaradawi.
“There is no disagreement between the UAE and Qatar, who are our brothers … I have great confidence in the wisdom of Sheikh Tamim.
“We reject the insults and false allegations against the values, sovereignty and doctrine of the Emirates and its people by the few individuals and voices who do not wish anything good for the two brotherly countries and peoples.”
Updated: February 3, 2014 04:00 AM