Today the commemorative events in honor of the deceased President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan were held in Turkmenistan, attended by Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of the Milli Gengesh Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the Information Program "Watan" of the Turkmen Television reported.
Commemorative events began at the Mosque located in Keshi.
Here Surahs from the Holy Quran were read and prayers were offered to the Almighty that the soul of the late President of the UAE would be in paradise.
Then the Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of the Milli Gengesh arrived at the Geoktepe Mosque.
Here, the Mufti of Turkmenistan offered a prayer in memory of the deceased President of the UAE and wished that the Almighty would accept the ayats and tovirs given by Sadaqah read today, and that the soul of the deceased would be in paradise and the earth would be down.
In an interview with the participants of the Sadaqah, the Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of the Milli Gengesh noted the merits of Khalifa, his good deeds for the Turkmen people and that his passing away is a great loss not only for the people of the UAE, but also for the entire world community.
Then a ritual meal took place, at the end of which the prayer "ayat-tovir" was offered.
Sadaqahs in memory of the deceased head of the friendly state were also given at the Mosque in Keshi and at the Palace of Orphans today.
The leader of the Arab state died on May 13 after a long illness, he was 73 years old. He was the second President of the UAE and held this post since November 3, 2004.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan paid an official visit to Turkmenistan several times. As a sign of respect for the Turkmen people, he gratuitously financed the construction of a Mosque in Ashgabat, a Palace of Orphans, an Ene Myakhri Center, an International Center for Internal Diseases, a Children's Hospital and an International Airport in Mary Region.