Kuwait emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah dies aged 91

Sunbd Desk || Published: 2020-09-29 15:10:42 || Updated: 2020-09-29 15:10:42

The emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, has died aged 91.

Sheikh Sabah ruled Kuwait since 2006.

His death was announced by the Emiri Diwan.

“With deep sadness and sorrow the Emiri Diwan sends its condolences to the people of Kuwait, the Arab and Muslim nations, and our friendly nations worldwide,” the statement said.

Royal Court Minister Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al Sabah announced the death on state TV.

Sheikh Sabah was admitted to hospital in July and underwent surgery, before traveling to the US for further treatment.

His death brought an ourtpouring of grief and condolences from both the Gulf, the region and beyond.

He served as Kuwait’s foreign minister from 1963 for four decades after holding a number of other governmental posts. He then became prime minister in 2003.ArabNews

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