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How is the UAE’s Central Bank Governor connected to one of the most controversial people in the US government?

March 11, 2009 2:15 by

Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan

Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, president of the UAE was elected to succeed his father in 2004. Also the ruler of Abu Dhabi, he ranked second in Forbes’s 2008 list of The World’s Richest Royals with a net worth of $23 billion.

As president of the UAE, he says that his goals are to follow his father’s footsteps, adding that he “will continue with the ‘open door’ policy and with the practice of holding regular consultations with the country’s citizens, so that he may become aware of, and follow up on, their needs and concerns.”

He has met several leaders across the world during his tenure, and in 2006 also met the then Prime Minister of the UK…


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