(CNN) -- The president of the United Arab Emirates has undergone surgery after a stroke and is in stable condition, the ministry of presidential affairs said Saturday.
"The Ministry announces that President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan suffered a stroke on Friday morning, 24th January," the ministry said in a statement.
"He immediately underwent a surgical operation. His health is now stable."
It gave no further details.
Al Nahyan became president of the UAE in 2004.