The body of the late Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who passed away yesterday in a hospital in the United States, arrived in Kuwait today, Wednesday, and the attendance of the funeral ceremony will be limited to relatives.
The Kuwaiti News Agency (KUNA) earlier quoted the Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah as saying, “In compliance with the requirements of safety and public health, the Amiri Diwan appreciates the feelings of the honorable citizens and residents in expressing their sincere condolences and sincere condolences.” Burial of his immaculate body will be restricted to the relatives of His Highness only. “
The Qatar News Agency also reported that the Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, went this afternoon to Kuwait, to participate in the prayers for Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad, which will be held this afternoon.
Yesterday, Tuesday, the Amiri Diwan in the State of Kuwait announced the death of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad at the age of 91, after he left the country for treatment in July.
The late Emir is the 15th ruler of the state of Kuwait, and he assumed the reins of power in 2006 after spending 4 decades as Minister of Foreign Affairs, before heading the government in 2003, and he remains in the position until his inauguration as a prince, and the United Nations honored him in 2014 with the title of leader of humanitarian work.
After announcing the news of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad’s death, the Kuwaiti Cabinet announced mourning for 40 days and the closure of official departments for 3 days, starting from Tuesday, and condolences poured in from all over the world, and several countries in the region declared periods of mourning.
The Jordanian Royal Court declared mourning for the late Emir of Kuwait in the Hashemite Royal Court for a period of 40 days, starting today, and Qatar, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain announced mourning and flags at half-mast for 3 days.