Somalia consoles Kuwait over death of Amir Sabah

The Federal Government of Somalia has consoled the Kingdom of Kuwait for the death of the late Emir on Tuesday.

The long-time ruler Emir Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah died on Tuesday in a hospital in the United States. He was 91-year-old.

“We have received with great sadness and sorrow the death of the late Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait.” President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo tweeted.

Kuwait which is a close ally of Somalia was a leading Arab league member advocating for the debt cancellation process.

The oil-rich Gulf state expressed its support to the terms of the agreement between the Paris Club and the Government of Somalia and indicated a willingness to provide to Somalia comparable terms under the framework of the Enhanced HIPC Initiative and in accordance with terms and conditions adopted by their respective Boards of Directors.

The Kingdom has announced half brother Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Crown Prince who is also Deputy Commander of the Military of Kuwait.

Sheikh Nawaf, 83, had served as the crown prince since 2006, jumping a traditional order of alternating rule between the Al Jaber and the Al Salim branches of the country’s ruling family.

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