The Kuwaiti Amiri Diwan announced the passing of the Amir of the State of Kuwait HH Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

Kuwait Amir

‘With great sadness and sorrow, we announce to the Kuwaiti people, the Arab and Islamic nations, and the friendly peoples of the world, the death of the late HH Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait who moved next to his Lord,’ Kuwait Amiri Diwan announced.

HH Sheikh Sabah, 91, had ruled the Gulf country since 2006 and steered its foreign policy for more than 50 years.

Following the passing of HH Sheikh Sabah, HH Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah has been named the Amir of Kuwait. In a statement published by Kuwait News Agency, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al Saleh on behalf of the cabinet prayed for the mercy on the soul of the deceased. The cabinet prays for the success of the new ruler in his efforts to ensure the security and growth of the country, added the statement.

The Amir of the State of Qatar HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani mourned with great sadness and sorrow HH Sheikh Sabah.

In a statement issued by the Amiri Diwan, HH the Amir said that the late HH Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was a great leader.

HH Amir also declared mourning in Qatar for a period of three days and flags at half-mast.

Source: The Peninsula Qatar