The UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs has expressed its condolences on the death of Ibrahim Al Abed, who has passed away at the age of 79.
Al Abed was a prominent figure in the UAE media sector and the Founder of the Emirates News Agency, WAM.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, also offered condolences and described him as one of the media sector's founding fathers.
تعازينا لقطاعنا الإعلامي في دولة الإمارات بوفاة أحد مؤسسيه إبراهيم العابد رحمه الله ... خمسة عقود قضاها إبراهيم يعمل بلا كلل حتى آخر يوم ... تعازينا لأهله وأحبابه وأصدقائه ولكافة الإعلاميين في دولة الإمارات .. pic.twitter.com/yIpydkbAAI— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) October 20, 2020
In a statement today, the Ministry said, "In hearts that believe in God's judgment and destiny, the Ministry of Presidential Affairs mourns the late Ibrahim Al Abed, who passed away today."
The Ministry also expressed its sincere condolences and sympathies to the Al Abed family.