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S. Korea to send condolence delegation to UAE over death of president

Diplomacy 12:17 May 15, 2022

SEOUL, May 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will send a government delegation to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to offer condolences over the recent death of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Seoul's presidential office said Sunday.

The delegation will be headed by ruling party lawmaker Rep. Chang Je-won, who served as President Yoon Suk-yeol's chief of staff during the transition period, and includes Seoul's ambassador to the UAE and foreign ministry officials.

The team will meet with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the new UAE president, on Monday and deliver condolences on behalf of Yoon and the South Korean people.

Yoon on Saturday also sent an official telegram to the UAE to express condolences to the family of the late president and its people, the office added.

Ruling party lawmaker Rep. Chang Je-won holds a briefing at the transition committee in Seoul on March 28, 2022. (Yonhap)


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