The world mourns over Kuwait’s Amir passing

The world mourns over Kuwait’s Amir passing

Saudi Arabia
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince and Prime Minister Prince Mohammad bin Salman offered condolences to the State of Kuwait and both Arab and Muslim nations over the passing away of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah. The Royal Court said in a statement that the Saudi King and Crown Prince received the news of the Amir’s death with great sadness and sorrow. The kingdom prayed to Allah the Almighty to bestow mercy upon the late Amir’s soul and to grant the people of Kuwait further patience. The Kuwaiti Amiri Diwan announced earlier on Saturday the passing away of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

Egypt
Egypt mourned the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who passed away earlier on Saturday, and announced three days of mourning nationwide. “President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi and the people of Egypt mourn the late leader and the great man, who supported both Arab and Muslim nations, was keen on their affairs, wise in his leadership, and who offered great dedication to his country and both Arab and Muslim nations,” according to a presidential statement. Egypt prayed to Allah the Almighty to bestow mercy upon the late Amir’s soul and to grant the people of Kuwait further patience.

UAE
UAE President Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan mourned the passing of the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Saturday. In a presidential statement, Sheikh Mohammad prayed to Allah Almighty to rest his soul in Paradise and to grant patience and solace to Al Sabah Family, the State of Kuwait, and its people. The UAE president announced that the UAE would observe a three-day state mourning with the fl ag flown at half-mast at all official departments, embassies, and UAE’s diplomatic missions outside the country, it said. For his part, Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed Al-Maktoum offered condolences over the death of the Amir of Kuwait.

Lebanon
Lebanon declared official mourning for the death of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah. This came in a statement issued by Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati, which included the declaration of official mourning and that flags would be flown at half-mast at all official departments, institutions, and municipalities for a period of three days from Saturday to Monday, December 18. He prayed to Allah the Almighty to bless the late His Highness the Amir with mercy and place him in paradise.

India
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended condolences on the demise of Kuwait Amir His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the Indian government announced one day of state mourning. A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said: “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has conveyed his condolences on the demise of His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to the Royal family, the leadership and the people of Kuwait. “Deeply saddened to learn about the unfortunate demise of His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. We convey our deepest condolences to the Royal family, the leadership and the people of Kuwait,” Modi posted on his official account in X. Meanwhile, the government of India decided to observe one day’s state mourning tomorrow throughout India as a mark of respect to the departed soul. “The National Flag will be flown at half-mast throughout India on all buildings where it is flown regularly and there will be no official entertainment on the day,” the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement.

Pakistan
Caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan, Anwaar ul Haq Kakar on Saturday has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the death of Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, Kakar expressed deep grief and sorrow over the death of Amir of Kuwait Sheikh and said that Pakistan stands in solidarity with the Kuwaiti Royal Family and the people of Kuwait at this moment of grief. He prayed for the departed soul. The Prime Minister said the late Kuwaiti Amir will always be remembered for his sterling contribution to strengthening Pakistan-Kuwait relations.

Palestinian
President Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas mourned Saturday the death of His Highness the late Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, sending his condolences to the people of Kuwait, the people of the Arab and Islamic nations and the world. “With his passing, Palestine has lost an Arab leader who spent his life serving his people and his nation, and who stood by our national cause, our people, and their legitimate rights with all sincerity,” said Abbas in a statement issued by the Palestinian News Agency (WAFA). He extended his heartfelt condolences to the freshly proclaimed state of Kuwait Amir His Highness Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, to the government, and the Kuwaiti people, in the name of the State of Palestine and its people, and his name personally. Abbas declared mourning and flags flown at half-mast, the statement mentioned.

ICESCO grieves
The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) mourned Saturday the late His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. ICESCO Director General Dr. Salim Al-Malek, on his behalf and on behalf of all the organization’s employees, expressed sincere condolences and compassion to the ruling family and the people of Kuwait, asking Allah the Almighty to grant the late Amir mercy and place him the highest paradise. Al-Malek noted the great role of the late Amir in serving cultural issues and developing the fields of science, his keenness on humanitarian work and promoting sustainable development, and the development witnessed in cooperation between ICESCO and the competent Kuwaiti authorities during his reign.

Iraq consoles
Iraqi President Abdul Latif Rashid voiced condolences to Kuwait over the death of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Saturday. “With great sorrow and sadness, we received the news of the death of His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah,” he said in a cable to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The Iraqi president prayed to Allah Almighty to bless the late Amir’s soul with much mercy, and to grant the Kuwaiti people more patience and solace. For his part, Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammad Al-Sudani said in a tweet: “We extend our deepest condolences to the State of Kuwait and the government and people, on the passing of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.” “We ask Allah to bestow mercy upon him, and to inspire patience and solace on his family, relatives, and all the brotherly Kuwaiti people,” he said. Meanwhile, Acting Parliament Speaker Mohsen Al- Mandalawi expressed much sadness to the State of Kuwait over the death of the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. He said that with great sadness and great sorrow, he received the news of the death of the Amir of Kuwait, remembering his sincere stances and good efforts in supporting Arab and Islamic issues and ensuring regional stability in the region.

Jordan
The Jordanian Royal Court mourned the passing of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah earlier on Saturday. Jordanian King Abdullah also ordered seven days of mourning over the Amir’s death as of today (Saturday), the court said in a statement. The king expressed his deepest sympathies and condolence of the Jordanian people over these difficult times, voicing solidarity with the Kuwaiti people, it added.

Oman mourns
Sultan Haitham Bin Tareq of Oman has issued royal orders to declare official mourning, lower flags at half mast, and suspend work in government and private sectors for three days, starting today, Saturday, following the death of the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jabar Al-Sabah. According to a Court statement carried by the Omani News Agency (ONA), Sultan Haitham deemed the late Amir as one of the Arab world’s prominent leaders, who worked for the progress and prosperity of both Arab and Muslim nations, as well as his country. An ONA report on the sad occasion said that during Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad’s reign, Kuwait witnessed achievements on various levels, praising at the same time the sturdy and brotherly bond between the two Gulf countries. Reforms on state and parliamentary levels marked the late Amir’s three-year rule, which resulted in creating a sense of unison across the Kuwaiti public spectrum. This was in addition to launching many mega developmental projects in oil and investment sectors, the late Amir made sure to lay new economic foundations for the future. At the social level, during Sheikh Nawaf’s reign, Kuwait came first in Arab social development index for 2021, as well as first worldwide in water and healthcare indexes, also in 2021.

Algeria
Algerian President Abdulmajid Tabboune expressed deepest condolences for the State of Kuwait over the passing away of the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah. President Tabboune, in a letter to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, that “We bid farewell to a dear brother” who led Kuwait to further development and sustainability, the presidency said in a statement. He extended his deepest condolences to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad. The Amiri Diwan of Kuwait announced earlier the death of Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and declared a 40-day mourning.

GCC mourns
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) expressed deep condolences for the passing away of Kuwait Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who was announced dead on Saturday. GCC Secretary General Jassem Al-Budaiwi expressed condolences for His Highness the Amir Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah over the death of Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad. He paid tribute for the achievements of the late Amir, his wisdom and humanity. The Amiri Diwan of Kuwait announced earlier the death of Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and declared a 40-day mourning.

Spanish ambassador
Ambassador of Spain Miguel Moro Aguilar expressed his deepest condolences and those of the Government of the Kingdom of Spain on the sad news of the passing of HH the Amir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah. God bless his soul. Our deepest sympathy to the Ruling Family, the Government and the People of Kuwait in this moment with our best wishes for the future of the country

Japan mourns
Ambassador of Japan to Kuwait H.E. Morino Yasunari, expressed condolences on the demise of HH Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah : “I would like, on behalf of the Government of Japan and its people, to express our most sincere condolences on the demise of HH Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait. We express our heartfelt sympathies with the Ruling Family of Kuwait and its people. We are deeply grieved by the passing of the late Amir who made great contributions with his outstanding leadership and wisdom to the deepening of the relationship between Japan and Kuwait as well as to the peace and prosperity of the world. We wish the soul of the deceased may rest in peace.”

UK saddened over Amir passing away
The UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Saturday offered his deepest condolences to the Kuwaiti people and the Al-Sabah family on the death of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah. In a statement to Kuwait TV and KUNA, Premier Sunak said that His Highness the late Amir was a great friend to the UK and that he will remember fondly all that His Highness the late Amir did for the bilateral relationship and his work to promote stability in the Middle East. The Amiri Diwan announced earlier today the passing away of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf.

The British Government, in a statement, said “with great regret that we learn of the death of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.” It also noted that Union fl ags will be half-masted on all government buildings in the UK on the sad occasion from today until tomorrow (Sunday) at 08:00 p.m. local time. In the same vein, Foreign Minister David Cameron, in a statement, said the late Sheikh Nawaf “leaves behind a great legacy, the result of a long and distinguished career in the Interior Ministry, as Defence Minister, Crown Prince and then as Amir. “His contribution to regional stability, his commitment to global development and his work to bridge gaps between nations will long be remembered. I offer my profound condolences to Kuwait and its people at this sad time.

Iranian Pres. FM condoles with Kuwait
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi expressed condolences to Kuwait leadership and people for the passing away of Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Saturday. Raisi, in a statement cited by the presidency website, extended condolences to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Al- Sabah Family and Kuwaiti people. Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian extended condolences to the Kuwaiti government and people for the death of Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad. The Amiri Diwan of Kuwait announced earlier the death of Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad and declared a 40-day mourning.

OIC, WML condoles over Amir’s death
Secretary General of the Organizaiton of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Hussein Taha expressed their deepest condolences to the State of Kuwait, Al-Sabah family and Kuwaiti people for the passing of the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The late Amir was a pillar of security and stability in Kuwait and the region, Taha said in a statement. He paid tribute to the late Amir for his contributions to the development, security, stability and prosperity of Kuwait. The World Muslim League also condoled the passing away of Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad. Secretary General Mohammad Al-Essa said he received with great sorrow the news of the passing of Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad. The Amiri Diwan of Kuwait announced earlier the death of Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad and declared a 40-day mourning.

Kuwait NOC, sport auth. mourn late Amir
Chairman of Kuwait National Olympic Committee Sheikh Fahad Nasser Al-Sabah and Director General of The Public Authority for Sports Yusuf Al- Baidan expressed condolences for the death of the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Saturday. Sheikh Fahad mourned the late Amir and said the sports movement lost a great leader. Al-Baidan expressed condolences of the authorities and sportsmen for the passing away of Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. Kuwait lost a leader and a father for all Kuwaitis, he said. The Amiri Diwan of Kuwait announced earlier the death of Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad and declared a 40-day mourning.

Bahrain king declares 3-day mourning
Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa extended condolences over the passing away of the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah on Saturday. The Royal Court, in a statement, also declared three days of official mourning and fl ying flags at half-mast as of today (Saturday). The Bahraini king remembered the late Amir’s efforts and achievements in serving his people and both Arab and Islamic nations, and supporting their issues, according to the statement. “He was a wise leader who devoted his life to serving his people and his nation, and serving humanity,” he said, voicing sincere condolences to Al-Sabah Family and the dear people of Kuwait.

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