Salam in UAE, Pays Condolences to Dubai Ruler

Prime Minister Tammam Salam traveled on Sunday to the United Arab Emirates where he paid condolences to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Ruler of Dubai over the death of his eldest son.

Education Minister Elias Bou Saab accompanied Salam in his visit, the National News Agency said.

Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, a son of Dubai's ruler and elder brother to the emirate's heir, died on Saturday of a heart attack at age 33.

In addition to his role as Dubai ruler and Vice president, Sheikh Mohammed is prime minister of the UAE.

Sheikh Rashid was an avid sportsman and horse racing enthusiast. His younger brother Sheikh Hamdan is Dubai's crown prince.

The ruler's court has declared three days of mourning.

Source: Associated Press, Naharnet

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