UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan declared the period of mourning in honor of the Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad, who has passed away on Tuesday. Sheikh Sabah was 91 years old. Flags are flying at half-mast at official departments across UAE and at the nation’s embassies and diplomatic missions.
UAE leaders including His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, expressed their sincere condolences Emir’s passing on their social media channels.
Sheikh Khalifa highlighted the late Emir’s forces in the humanitarian work field and his efforts in mending fences among brothers to solidify Arab ranks and enhance their cohesion. He ruled Kuwait since 2006 and has steered its foreign policy for more than 50 years. “Sheikh Sabah epitomized wisdom, tolerance, and peace and he was a great pioneer of Gulf cooperation”.
The statement added, “With great sadness and sorrow, we mourn the death of His Highness the Emir 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”.