The Emir of Kuwait, Al-Ahmed-al-Jaber-Sabah has died at the age of 91 years old. He breathed his last on Tuesday in United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) hospital.
The minister of royal affairs announced him dead in a televised broadcast. He said that “With great sadness and sorrow, we mourn … the death of Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, the emir of the State of Kuwait.”
BREAKING: Kuwait’s ruler Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah dies aged 91 https://t.co/DZKwXPL2KN
— Royal Central (@RoyalCentral) September 29, 2020
While announcing the death news of the Emir of Kuwait by Emiri Diwan’s minister, the cause of death was not disclosed at first. However, it was told later on that due to poor health condition, the Emir of Kuwait died.
Earlier in July, the Emir was taken to a hospital in the United States for medical treatment.
The Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah, worldwide known for being the architect of foreign policy modern Kuwait was born in 1929. Between 1963 and 2003, the Emir of Kuwait has rendered his unforgettable services as the foreign minister for round about 40 years and then he begun to serve as the prime minister.
The palace in which he lived was called ‘Dar Salwa’. Emir of Kuwait had a daughter along with two sons. The palace was named after her daughter who died of cancer in 2002.
After the death of Sheikh Jaber al-Sabah, al-Ahmad-Al-Jaber-Sabah started his journey as the Emir of Kuwait in January 2006. Ruling the oil-rich Gulf Arab State for more than 50 years is an unforgettable service.
During his regime, he was titled as the ‘dean of Arab diplomacy’ as he played a vital role in being a mediator between the regional dispute of Saudia Arabia, its allies and Qatar.
The reaction of other royals
Jordan’s King Abdullah ll and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the current ruler of UAE expressed sorrow and took this heartwrenching incident to Twitter and tweeted respectively.
The tweet of both rulers respectively read that “Today we lost a big brother and a wise and loving leader… who spared no effort for Arab unity.” and “Sheikh Sabah epitomised wisdom, tolerance, and peace and he was a great pioneer of Gulf cooperation.”