President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Friday declared that the national flag be flown at half-mast in mourning following the passing away of the President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The Maldives would observe a three-day mourning with the national flag flown at half-mast from May 14-16, 2022. The late Sheikh Khalifa passed away on Friday afternoon. He was 73.