Secretary-General's remarks at the General Assembly: Tribute to the Memory of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Late President of the United Arab Emirates [as delivered]
As salaam alaikum.
I wish to begin by reiterating my deepest condolences to the Royal family, the Government, and the people of the United Arab Emirates on the passing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Over three decades ago, Sheikh Khalifa reflected on the influence of his father, Sheikh Zayed, the UAE’s founder and first president.
“My father is my teacher,” he said. “I learn something from him every day, follow his path and absorb from him his values, and the need for patience and prudence in all things.”
Source: UN News