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Ghani in UAE to attend Sheikh Sultan’s funeral

Ghani in UAE to attend Sheikh Sultan’s funeral

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Nov 21, 2019 - 17:21

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani flew to Abu Dhabi on Thursday to attend funeral for Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a media report said on Thursday.

“President Ashraf Ghani reached Abu Dhabi to condole with officials and people on the passing of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan,” his spokesman said.

Seddiq Sediqqi added Asadullah Khalid, acting minister of defense, met UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

During the meeting, Khalid and his UAE counterpart conferred on security and counter-terrorism issues.

Khalid commended UAE’s support for Afghanistaninfo-icon and stressed the importance of strengthening relations and cooperation between the two countries.

Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed, brother of President Sheikh Khalifa, died on Monday while receiving medical treatment abroad.

A former deputy prime minister, he was later appointed as the president's representative, a post he held until his death.

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