Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on Friday, May 20 called on new UAE leader His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi to commiserate with him and the people of UAE following the death of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates.
The Vice President, earlier in the week, signed a book of condolence at the residence of the UAE Ambassador in Accra and also led a government delegation to the United Arab Emirates to convey a special commiserating message on behalf of President Nana Akufo-Addo and the people of Ghana.
At the meeting, Dr. Bawumia expressed condolences to the new ruler, the Nahyan family and the people of UAE for the loss of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, whom the Vice President spoke about in glowing terms, and described his death as a great loss.
Dr. Bawumia also used the occasion to congratulate Sheikh Mohammed on his assumption of office as the new President of the UAE.
Ghana and the UAE enjoy great relationship and the meeting also discussed strengthening of ties and cooperation between the two countries.
Present at the meeting included Dubai Crown Prince, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Deputy Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,
Ghana’s delegation included Deputy Chief of Staff Fawaz Aliu, Ghana’s Ambassador to the UAE Alhaji Ahmed Ramadan and Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Kweku Ampratwum Sarpong.