Washington [US], May 14 (ANI): US President Joe Biden has expressed his condolences over the death of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan.

"Jill and I were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan," Biden said in a White House statement.

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"Sheikh Khalifa was a true partner and friend of the United States throughout his decades-long tenure as President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and in his earlier role as Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi," it added.

Biden said that on behalf of the people of America, he offered his condolences to Sheikh Khalifa's family and all Emiratis.

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"On behalf of the American people, I offer my condolences to Sheikh Khalifa's family and all Emiratis as they mourn this great loss. We will honour his memory by continuing to strengthen the longstanding ties between the governments and people of the United States and the United Arab Emirates," the statement read. (ANI)

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