World leaders congratulate UAE President Sheikh Mohamed on election for third day

Vladimir Putin and Britain's Prince Charles congratulate Sheikh Mohamed on his election

President Sheikh Mohamed has received numerous personal messages from world leaders since Friday. Photo: Ministry of Presidential Affairs - Abu Dhabi  /  AFP
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UAE President Sheikh Mohamed has received more messages from world leaders on the third day of official mourning in the Emirates.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he hoped to continue the dialogue on both bilateral and international matters.

"I am certain that your leadership will further strengthen the friendly Russian-Emirati relations and mutually beneficial co-operation," he said, according to state news agency Wam.

Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, and US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin both spoke to Sheikh Mohamed by phone on Monday in separate calls to offer their condolences on the death of Sheikh Khalifa.

They also congratulated Sheikh Mohamed on his election as President and wished him luck and prosperity for the UAE.

The Brazilian government sent a congratulatory message to the UAE on the election of Sheikh Mohamed as the new president.

In a statement on its official twitter account, the government said that Brazil and the UAE have maintained a strategic partnership since 2019, which has resulted in substantial growth in bilateral trade and investment between the two nations.

President Sheikh Mohamed received a number of international leaders and officials at Mushrif Palace on Monday.

The visiting leaders and delegates offered congratulations to Sheikh Mohamed on his presidency and shared their condolences on the death of Sheikh Khalifa, who had guided the country's interests on the global stage since 2004.

President Sheikh Mohamed receives world leaders after the death of Sheikh Khalifa: in pictures

Updated: May 16, 2022, 6:52 PM