UAE president breaks arm

The president of the United Arab Emirates has cancelled a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a U.S. official said.

UAE president breaks arm

The president of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan broke his arm on Monday while exercising, his office said.

Sheikh Khalifa will rest for a few days, his office said in a statement carried by the state news agency WAM.

The president also has cancelled a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a U.S. official said on Monday.

The official did not give a reason for the cancellation.

The statement said the president was doing his morning exercise, without elaborating as to the exact cause of the injury.

Clinton arrived in Abu Dhabi on Sunday at the start of a tour of Gulf Arab countries.

The UAE president is also the ruler of Abu Dhabi, which sits on almost all the rich oil reserves of the OPEC member state.

The UAE groups Abu Dhabi and six other emirates, including the regional business hub and tourist magnet Dubai. Abu Dhabi is the seat of the federal union.


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