Kuwait Amir condoles with passing of UAE Pres., describes him as “great leader”

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Friday expressed heartfelt condolences for death of President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, saying Arab and Islamic nations lost “a great leader” who dedicated his life for service of his people, defending Arab and Islamic causes.

His Highness the Amir extended deepest condolences on behalf of the government and people of Kuwait in cables of condolences to UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammad bin Rahsed Al-Maktoum, and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed forces Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, their families and the people of the UAE.

The State of Kuwait, in a grieve over the demise of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, “will always remember his honorable positions towards the (Kuwaiti) just causes during the Iraqi invasion,” said His Highness the Amir.

He prayed to Allah the Almighty to bestow the UAE people with solace, and commended the development that took place during the reign of the deceased which contributed to advancement of the nation.

His Highness the Amir announced a 40-day mourning period, flags flown at half-mast and government departments would be off duty for three days starting today, May 13.

His Highness the Deputy Amir Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah sent cables of condolences for Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed and Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed over the passing away of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed.

His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince expressed condolences for the Emirati people, describing the deceased as “a great leader” who was a staunch defender of Arab and Islamic causes.

His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince also praised the “honorable” position of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed towards Kuwait’s just causes during the Iraqi invasion, and commended his contribution to the development of the UAE.

His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent similar cables.

Source: Kuwait News Agency