Wishing Sheikh Khalifa a fast recovery

WAM ABU DHABI, 27th January, 2014 (WAM) — When news emerged that the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, had undergone surgery after suffering a stroke on Friday, the reaction was immediate, prompting an outpouring of support and goodwill from around the world, commented a U.A.E. daily.

“Domestically, messages flooded in from all parts of the country and from all sections of society. Everyone who lives here appreciates the atmosphere of openness and tlerance that characterises Sheikh Khalifa’s rule and that of his father, Sheikh Zayed, before him”, said ‘The National’ in its editorial on Monday.

Progress reports on the president’s condition followed from the Ministry of Presidential Affairs and WAM, the state news agency, informing the world that his condition was stable after prompt medical intervention.

“We can only add our best wishes, thoughts and prayers to that chorus of support and hope Sheikh Khalifa makes a quick and full recovery”, the paper concluded.

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