Having served as a foreign minister for over 40 years from 1963 to 1991 and from 1992 to 2003 and also ruling the oil-rich Gulf Arab state since 2006, the emir has acted as a mediator in regional disputes and also been a visionary for Kuwait, which has a population of 4.8 million and is the world’s sixth-largest known oil reserves, he passed away at 91 as reported by Kuwait TV today.
رحم الله أب الكويت الحاني..وقلب الخليج النابض..وأمير الإنسانية النبيل الشيخ صباح الأحمد الصباح.. حط رحاله عند رب رحيم كريم عظيم بعد أن خدم وقدّم وأكرم شعبه .. تعازينا لإخوتنا وأحبابنا شعب الكويت..ولكافة الشعوب العربية والإسلامية المحبة لأمير الإنسانية.. إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون pic.twitter.com/wGnBFtkjTO— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) September 29, 2020
After completing a successful surgery on July 18, the Emir had been flown to the United States of America on July 23 to complete the required medical treatment. With details unknown regarding the surgery on August 18, there was a medical “setback”.
Sheikh Sabah was a part of a host of donor conferences for Iraq, Syria and other war-torn countries and had also been a foreign diplomat during Saddam Hussein’s invasion.
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