Sheikh Khaled named Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Sheikh Mansour UAE VP

The UAE President made a number of other appointments including crown prince and deputy ruler of Abu Dhabi.

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UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Wednesday named Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the country’s vice president and appointed Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, the Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.

Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is also the Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Court, was appointed alongside current Vice President Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also the Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

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Hazza bin Zayed and Tahnoun bin Zayed were also appointed as deputy rulers of Abu Dhabi, WAM said in later statements.

Sheikh Khaled, 41, the new crown prince, has risen to prominence at the country’s state security service and as chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office.

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