RAMALLAH, A Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official mourned the death of Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, describing it as a great loss to the region and the world.
“We received with great sadness news of the passing of His Highness, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Emir of Kuwait,” PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi said in a press statement.
“On behalf of the PLO Executive Committee and the Palestinian people, we extend our deepest condolences to the brotherly Kuwaiti people and government for their loss and we share with them an enduring appreciation and admiration for the late Emir, who dedicated his life to the prosperity of Kuwait and the entire region,” she added.
“The passing of the late Emir is a great loss to the Arab world and all states committed to the principles of peaceful dialogue and conflict resolution, which the late Emir promoted in our troubled region and around the world,” she added.
“Palestine will remember the late Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as a principled champion of Palestinian rights and an ardent advocate for the liberation of our homeland. The late Emir spared no effort to stand by our people and defend the Palestinian people’s inalienable rights to self-determination and freedom. Palestine will forever be grateful.”
“At these difficult moments, we send our heartfelt hopes and prayers to the people and government of Kuwait that they may find solace in the outpouring of shared grief from Palestine and around the world,” she concluded.
Al-Sabah had died at the age of 91. He had been in hospital in the United States since July following surgery for an unspecified condition in Kuwait that same month.
Sabah’s successor and half-brother, Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah, is expected to assume power.
Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency