With great sadness and sorrow, we mourn the loss of Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah at a critical time for the region and for Kuwait. The passing of His Highness leaves all those who knew him in person, or as the benevolent leader of the state of Kuwait, deeply grief-stricken. He was held in high esteem by the people of Kuwait. His legacy will never be forgotten, and no words, no matter how poignant, can ever do him justice. Long decades of national, regional, Arab and international valiant efforts will immortalize him as a ruler of great stature and wisdom.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah, in Kuwait, March 20, 2019. (Reuters)
Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah looks as he witnesses a signing ceremony with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Reuters)