We are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Emir of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah. An inspiring mediator who sought peace and understanding first and foremost, he was a beloved and diplomatic politician and a global humanitarian leader.
As vital to the Qatar diplomatic crisis as he has been to Palestine, his rational problem-solving methods came from a place of great love for humanity. This was recognised by all, and not least by the United Nations who bestowed him with a Humanitarian Leadership award in 2014.
Kuwait was unified in our love and respect for Humanitarian Amir, Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, and his skills and character were likewise appreciated around the world. President Donald Trump awarded him with the U.S. Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander for being an “unwavering friend and partner to the United States” giving “indispensable support to the United States throughout Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and the Defeat-ISIS campaign.”
World leaders and the press shared their condolences on social media today, and we would like to join them in expressing our sympathy to the friends and family of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, may he rest in peace.