UAE projects NZ PM’s image on Burj Khalifa, thanks her for ‘sincere empathy’ towards Muslims

NEW ZEALAND : UAE Vice President and Prime Minister His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Friday thanked New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for the ‘sincere empathy’ towards Muslims after the Christchurch mosque shootings last week that left at least 49 dead in two mosques.

The country also projected the New Zealand Prime Minister’s image on the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest structure in Dubai. His Highness Rashid Al Maktoum took to Twitter to post the image along with a thanking message for supporting the Muslim community.“New Zealand today fell silent in honour of the mosque attacks’ martyrs. Thank you PM @jacindaardern and New Zealand for your sincere empathy and support that has won the respect of 1.5 billion Muslims after the terrorist attack that shook the Muslim community around the world,” he tweeted.

At least 49 people were killed and many people were wounded in the Christchurch mosque shootings, which took place on March 15. Five Indians were among the casualties.