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UAE president makes rare appearance

AFP  |  Abu Dhabi 

Sheikh has met with family members in France, UAE media reported Sunday, one of his rare appearances since a stroke in 2014.

The official agency published photos of white-bearded Sheikh Khalifa, 70, chatting with relatives at his residence in the French resort town of

Sheikh Khalifa in 2004 succeeded his father, the late UAE founding

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, as ruler of -- the largest and wealthiest of the seven-member

Sheikh Khalifa has previously made only one public appearance since undergoing an operation following a stroke in January 2014, marking the Muslim holiday last year.

Khalifa has withdrawn from day-to-day decisions, allowing his half-brother and crown prince, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, to assume greater power.

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First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 14:30 IST