Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has led a government delegation to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to commiserate with the new Leader, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi, following the passing of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, former President of the UAE.
Vice President Bawumia, earlier this week, signed a Book of Condolence at the residence of the UAE Ambassador in Accra, and later led a government delegation to the UAE on Friday to convey a special commiserating message on behalf of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the people of Ghana, to the people and the new leader of the UAE.
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, describing his death as a great loss.
He used the opportunity to congratulate Sheikh Mohammed on his assumption of office as the new President of the UAE.
Ghana and the UAE enjoy great relations and the meeting provided an opportunity to strengthen bilateral ties and cooperation between the two countries.
The Dubai Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, were among the dignitaries present at the meeting.
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.