UAE President suffered stroke, in stable condition

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan arriving at Clarence House, London in May 2013 to visit the Prince of Wales.

Story highlights

  • UAE President undergoes surgery after suffering a stroke on Friday morning
  • Ministry of Presidential Affairs says Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is in a stable condition
  • Al Nahyan became president of the UAE in 2004

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.