UAE leaders congratulate head of Libya's presidential council on Independence Day

December 24 marks country's declaration of independence from foreign rule

Sheikh Khalifa received H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain and H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah. At the beginning of the meeting, Sheikh Khalifa and the Rulers of the Emirates congratulated Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid on Dubai's win to host EXPO 2020, affirming that the win represents an important leap in the march of the big achievements of the U.A.E. since its establishment.

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The President, Sheikh Khalifa, has sent a message of congratulations to Mohamed Al Menfi, head of the Libyan Presidential Council on the country's independence day, state news agency Wam reported on Friday.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, sent similar greetings.

Libya's independence day is marked every year on December 24 and celebrates the country’s emergence from foreign rule.

Meanwhile, the US called for calm as tensions rise between militias amid continued election uncertainty in the country.

Libya’s presidential elections had been scheduled for December 24 but have been called off.

Updated: December 24, 2021, 10:27 AM