UAE leaders congratulate Saudi Crown Prince on PM role

File Picture

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan led the messages of congratulations to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on his appointment as Prime Minister.

Taking to his official Twitter handle, Sheikh Mohamed wished the Saudi Crown Prince and Prince Khalid bin Salman, who takes on the role of Defence Minister, "every success in their new roles".

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, also sent a similar message to Mohammed bin Salman on the occasion.

Meanwhile, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, wished the Saudi Crown Prince success and the Kingdom greater progress under the leadership of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

It comes after the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosque King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia issued a decree promoting Khalid bin Salman as Minister of Defence and appointing Yousef bin Abdullah Al-Benyan as minister of education.

Talal bin Abdullah Al-Otaibi will step in as assistant minister of defence.

More from Local

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • Entertainment Extra

    1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Afternoons with Helen Farmer

    2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Every weekday afternoon, Helen Farmer will help you to navigate the highs and lows of life in the UAE. Stay up to date with what’s happening and where to go.


On Dubai Eye

  • Flying Taxis

    It sounds like an episode of The Jetsons, but the sight of flying taxis whizzing around our cities could be much closer than you think.

  • Tough penalties for deliberate tax evasion

    The UAE has said that tougher penalties will come into force from 1st August for not keeping proper corporate tax records.