Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed offered his condolences to New Zealand's prime minister following Friday's deadly terror attack.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces told Jacinda Ardern that the UAE stood with New Zealand against hate speech and terrorism.
Sheikh Mohamed on Tuesday also said his thoughts were with the families of the victims during this difficult time.
In a phone call with New Zealand's Prime Minister, Mohamed bin Zayed offers his condolences to the families of Friday's terror attack victims, stresses his solidarity with the country & the importance of strengthening international cooperation against hate speech and terrorism.
Ms Ardern said she would not speak his name but would give the perpetrator “the full force of the law”.
“Speak the names of those who were lost rather than the man who took them. He may seek notoriety but we in New Zealand will give him nothing, not even his name,” she said.
It is believed Tarrant modified military-grade weapons to carry out the attack. Ms Ardern has vowed to introduce tougher gun control rules.
People in the UAE have also been showing their solidarity with New Zealand. Students and faculty from New York University Abu Dhabi took part in a candlelight vigil and observed a minute’s silence on Monday.
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