Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif of Pakistan traveled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a one-day visit to express his condolences for the passing of Sheikh Saeed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the brother of UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan. The visit aimed to convey the nation’s sympathies to the UAE President on this sad occasion.
Accompanying the Prime Minister were Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Special Assistant Tariq Fatemi. In response to Sheikh Saeed’s death, the UAE declared three days of mourning, during which flags were flown at half-mast from Thursday to Saturday.
Sheikh Saeed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan was the Representative of the Ruler of Abu Dhabi and his death was announced by the Presidential Court, followed by an official obituary. Leaders from various countries, including Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, and the seven emirates of the UAE, offered their condolences on his passing.
The funeral prayers for Sheikh Saeed took place at the Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed the First Mosque in Abu Dhabi after the noon prayer. This visit to the UAE was not the first for Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, as he had previously visited in 2022 to offer his condolences for the demise of former UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan.