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Royal condolences pour in following the death of Kuwait’s Emir


The Kingdom of Jordan was one of the first to respond to the news of the death of Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah by declaring 40 days of mourning. The King of Jordan also tweeted his condolences.

Translated by Google, this reads: “Today we lost a great brother and a wise leader who loved Jordan His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad, may God have mercy on him, who was an exceptional leader and Emir of humanity and morals, who devoted his life to the service of his country and his nation and did not hesitate in his benevolent endeavors to make every effort for the unity of the Arab ranks.”

The King and Queen’s son, Crown Prince Hussein, also posted a message on Instagram saying: “May God have mercy on the nation’s deceased His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.”

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent their condolences.

“With utmost grief and sorrow the news of the death of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jabir Al-Sabah, the Emir of the State of Kuwait, may Allah bestows mercy upon him and rest him in His widely vast paradise.”


Translated by Google, this reads: “May God have mercy on the compassionate father of Kuwait..and the beating heart of the Gulf..and the noble prince of humanity, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. .. We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return.”

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السلام والريادة الإنسانية والتقدم والشغف بصناعة مستقبل أفضل للكويت ولمنطقتنا … يرحل عنا صاحب السمو الشيخ صباح الأحمد الجابر الصباح أمير دولة الكويت.. سنفتقد قائداً استثنائياً تاركاً إرثاً من العطاء والإنسانية…نسأل الله أن يتغمده بواسع رحمته ويلهم أهلنا في الكويت الصبر والسلوان. Years of peace, progression, and passion for the future, today, we mourn the loss of a global humanitarian leader, a pillar of mediation. His Highness the Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah leaves behind a legacy of charity and peace for Kuwait, the Gulf, and the world. May god rest his soul.

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The Sultan of Oman has sent a message of condolence and sent his sympathy to the late Emir’s family, government and people of Kuwait. He said he was praying for the family’s peace and the patience of the people.


The Emir of Qatar said that Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah was “a great leader who was wise, moderate and long-term oriented, and dedicated his life to serving his country.”

United Kingdom

Her Majesty The Queen sent a message of condolence to the new Emir.

“I was saddened to hear of the death of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah. Your distinguished brother devoted his life to the service of the State of Kuwait and especially its relationship with its allies and friends. He will be long remembered by all who work for regional stability, understanding between nations and between faiths, and for the humanitarian cause. I have deeply valued his friendship towards the United Kingdom, and his memorable State Visit in November 2012.

I offer Your Highness my sincere condolences. I offer also my sympathy to the people of Kuwait. May the long history of close companionship between our two families continue. – Elizabeth R.”

The Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands sent a message.

“It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of His Highness Sheikh al-Sabah. On behalf of the people of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, we convey our deepest sympathy to the people of Kuwait at this time of sorrow. Sheikh Sabah al-Sabah will be dearly missed.”

This article will be updated as condolences come in.