Ibrahim al-Abid, founder of Wam, the UAE's official news agency, has died at the age of 78
Dubai: The Ministry of Presidential Affairs has expressed its condolences on the death of Ibrahim Al Abed, who passed away at the age of 78 on Tuesday morning. Al Abed was a prominent figure in the UAE media sector and the Founder of the Emirates News Agency, WAM.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, mourned the death of Ibrahim Al-Abed.
Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter, 'Our condolences to our media sector in the UAE on the death of one of its founders, Ibrahim Al-Abed, may God have mercy on him..."
Five decades that Ibrahim spent working tirelessly until the last day... Our condolences to his family, loved ones and friends and to all media professionals in the UAE…'
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, grieved the death of Ibrahim Al Abed said, 'Our sincere condolences on the passing of Ibrahim Al Abed, a UAE media giant who dedicated five decades of his life to serving our nation. May he rest in peace.'
In a statement today, the ministry said, "In hearts that believe in God's judgment and destiny, the Ministry of Presidential Affairs mourns the late Ibrahim Al Abed, who passed away today."
The Ministry also expressed its sincere condolences and sympathies to the Al Abed family, asking Allah Almighty to grant them patience and solace to bear their loss.