Abu Dhabi: Classmates are rulers of two countries. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a 1979 batch student of the Sandestal Royal Military Academy in the UK, and Sultan Abdallah Ahmad Shah became rulers of the UAE and Malaysia, respectively.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was elected the third President of the UAE yesterday when Sultan Abdullah became the 16th King of Malaysia in 2019. Both graduates from the world’s top universities and have served in various capacities in various capacities.
Their academic excellence during their training led them to important positions in the Armed Forces of both countries. Born on March 11, 1961, Sheikh Mohammed was elected Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi in 2004 and Deputy Commander – in – Chief of the UAE Armed Forces in 2005. Sheikh Mohammed, who has served as President since Sheikh Khalifa’s illness, has been in close contact with world leaders.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the UAE, has been elected the third President of the Federal National Council by the UAE President Sheikh Khalifa. An old photo of the two in British uniform has now gone viral on social media.
The two have maintained a relationship since their time studying at Sandhurst. The Malaysian King and Sheikh Mohammed, who recently arrived in Abu Dhabi for official talks, had recently renewed their friendship. Many of Sandest’s alumni were later elected rulers of various countries. The list includes King Abdullah of Jordan, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Sultan Qaboos bin Zayed Al Sayed, Ruler of Oman.