Following the death of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, India has declared a day of state mourning on Saturday. Let us tell you that a letter has been issued by the Union Home Ministry to all the states and union territories in this regard on Friday. Yes and in this letter it was said that, 'In honor of the late dignitary, the President of the UAE, the Government of India has decided that there will be a one-day state mourning across the country on May 14.' With this, let us tell you that on the day of mourning, the national flag of India will be half-masted on all the buildings where it is regularly hoisted and there will be no official entertainment.
In fact, Sheikh Khalifa, who had been ill for a long time, passed away on Friday. He was 73 years old. Yes and he was the eldest son of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding President of the United Arab Emirates. Let us tell you that Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan was born on 7 September 1948 in Al Muwaiji Fort of Al Ain and his father's name was Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who is considered the founder of the United Arab Emirates. While his mother was Sheikha Hesa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his full name was Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan bin Zayed bin Khalifa bin Shakhbout bin.
Let us also tell you all that, in the last few years, the relations between India and UAE have strengthened at a historical level and India has become the second largest trading partner of UAE, surpassing America and both the countries have achieved 100 per cent mark by 2030. The target has been set to increase the business to billions of dollars. Yes, and in February this year, India and the United Arab Emirates have signed a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with the aim of increasing bilateral trade trade to $100 billion by 2030.