KUWAIT 30 September 2020: His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has been named the Amir of Kuwait after the passing of the late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti government said on Tuesday.
In a statement, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh, on behalf of the cabinet, prayed for mercy on the soul of the deceased. The cabinet prayed for the success of the new ruler in his efforts to ensure the security and growth of the country, added the statement, carried by the Kuwait News Agency and Wam.
President mourns death, three-day state mourning
ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has mourned with great sadness and sorrow the death of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, praying to Allah Almighty to rest his soul in Paradise and to grant the State of Kuwait, its people and Al Sabah family patience and solace.
In a statement, the Ministry of Presidential Affairs said that that UAE has lost one of the most prominent leaders from the Arab and Islamic nations who made huge contributions to his people and nation, defended Pan-Arabism and Islamic causes sincerely and loyally. He was one of the pioneers of the joint GCC action, along with fellow GCC leaders, who enhanced the GCC journey.
“We extend our heartfelt condolences to Al Sabah family and the people of Kuwait. We emphasise our full confidence in the farsightedness, fortitude, and the ability of the people of the State of Kuwait and their wise leadership to complete the triumphant journey of the late Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad in serving the nation and advancing the course of joint Arab action,” the statement said.
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa highlighted Sheikh Sabah’s virtues in the humanitarian work field and his efforts in mending fences among brothers. He worked tirelessly to solidify Arab ranks and enhance their cohesion, stressing that the Arab and Islamic nations have lost a great man and a historical leader that did not hesitate to serve the issues of their nation until the last moment of his life.
At the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa, the UAE will observe a three-day state mourning with the flag flown at half-mast at all official departments, embassies, and UAE’s diplomatic missions outside the country.
UAE leaders offer condolences on death of Emir of Kuwait
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable of condolences to H.H. Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahamd Al-Sabah, Deputy Emir and Crown Prince of Kuwait, on the death of Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al Jaber Al-Sabah.
In his message, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa expressed his heartfelt condolences and solace on the death of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahamd.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, sent similar cables to Sheikh Nawaf.
Rulers of Emirates send condolences on death of Amir of Kuwait
Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates have sent cables of condolences to Amir of Kuwait H.H. Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al Jaber Al-Sabah on the death of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al Jaber Al-Sabah.
The cables were sent by H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah; H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman; H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah; H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain; and H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.
Similar cables were sent to Sheikh Nawaf by Their Highnesses the Crown Princes and Deputy Rulers of the Emirates.