French Ambassador to the UAE issues condolences on the death of Shaykh Maktoum Bin Rashed Al Maktoum
January 5, 2006.
"I would like to express the sadness of the French authorities and citizens to the announcement of the death of His Highness Shaikh Maktoum Bin Rashed, Vice-President and Prime-Minister of UAE, Ruler of Dubai. France is particularly attached to its relations with the United Arab Emirates, and in nparticular with Dubai. On behalf of the French authorities and the French community in the UAE, I present my sincere condolences to His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to the family’s Ruler of Dubai and to the Emirati Nationals."