According to trend reports cited by Al Arabiya, UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan appointed Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and named Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the country’s vice president on Wednesday.
Sheik Mohammed receptacle Zayed Al Nahyan, the leader of the Unified Middle Easterner Emirates, designated his oldest child Khaled as the crown sovereign of Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, setting him as next in line to take over as the head of the organization.
Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was named crown prince by the state-run WAM news agency late Wednesday without providing any additional information.
After Sheik Mohammed, who is regularly known as MBZ, rose to the administration last year, reports twirled about whether he would make one of his siblings his main beneficiary. In that scenario, Sheikh Abdullah, the foreign minister, Sheikh Mansour, or Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed, the powerful head of national security, would have been the front-runners.
In 2016, Sheikh Khaled was given the position of chairman of the country’s intelligence agency. Dubai, a major international business and travel hub, is the most well-known landmark in the United Arab Emirates, a close ally of the United States.
The UAE’s founding father and its first president, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, ruled from 1971 until his death in 2004. He named Khalifa, his eldest son, as his successor, and MBZ, his deputy, as his crown prince.
Since Sheikh Khalifa had a stroke in 2014, Sheikh Mohammed has been the de facto leader of the country. In May 2022, eight years later, Sheikh Khalifa passed away. The United Arab Emirates maintained close ties with Saudi Arabia during Sheikh Mohammed’s rule, initially supporting Saudi Arabia in its war against Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen before withdrawing from the conflict years later.
In its fight against the rise of Islamist groups, the United Arab Emirates has sought to project military power throughout the region. In the first of the so-called Abraham Accords, Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan normalized relations with Israel in 2020.
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