Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed becomes UAE's president

15 May 2022
2022-05-15 08:56

Rulers in the United Arab Emirates announced Saturday that they unanimously appointed Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the president the hereditarily ruled nation on the Arabian Peninsula.

The rulers of the country's seven sheikhdoms made the decision at a meeting held in Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi. It comes after the late President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan died Friday. 

The speed of Saturday's announcement appeared designed to show unity and reassure the world of the stability of this crucial oil-and-gas producing nation that hosts Western military forces.

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