Maldives flag is to be flown at half-mast, as a show of respect and solidarity for the late Emir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah.
Maldives president, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih extended condolences following the passing of the late leader of Kuwait.
Expressing his deep sorrow in having learnt of the Kuwaiti Emir’s passing, the president noted that the world has lost a greater reformer, diplomat and peacemaker.
In the message of condolence addressed to the Crown Prince of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Solih offered sympathies to the people and government of Kuwait, particularly to the family of the deceased Emir.
The late Kuwaiti leader was recognized as an accomplished statement and diplomat of high standing, recognized globally for the pivotal role played during a lifetime of “resolving regional tensions and settling disputes.”
The president acknowledged the sheikh as a great friend to the Maldives, who was praised for the several initiatives taken to provide the country with generosity as well as assistance in development project.
The entire country owes him a debt of gratitude, said the president.
Following his death, Maldives Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid also extended condolences via Twitter, writing that he was a regional and international mediator and a global humanitarian.
The late Emir died aged 91 after having ruled for the government since 2006. He had been Kuwait’s foreign minister for 40 years.
International media reports that the sheikh had undergone surgery in July this year, for medical issues that were not specified. He was also reported to have been flown to the United States of America for further treatment.