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Press Statement
Sean McCormack, Spokesman
Washington, DC
January 4, 2006


Death of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid al-Maktoum

The United States extends our deep and heartfelt sympathy to His Highness President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the al-Maktoum family, and the people of the United Arab Emirates, on the death of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid al-Maktoum.

Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid had been the ruler of the Dubai emirate in the UAE since 1990, when he succeeded his father. In addition to his Dubai role, he held the federal offices of Vice President and Prime Minister since that time.

Sheikh Maktoum was a faithful friend of the United States and was loved by the citizens and residents of the United Arab Emirates, whose well being he sought to advance. His vision, kindness and generosity will be greatly missed.

2006/07


Released on January 4, 2006

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