Kuwait's Emir hails 'fair and righteous' Sheikh Khalifa. The UAE President died on Friday, aged 73.
17 May 2022, 12:00 AM
31 May 2022, 12:00 AM
His Highness the Amir 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.
Kuwait’s Emir hailed Sheikh Khalifa’s “fair and righteous stances” towards his country during the period of the Iraqi occupation.
The President, Kuwait's ruler said, led the UAE “during a period of a comprehensive renaissance that placed it in the ranks of the developed countries”.
Kuwait declared an official 40-day period of mourning and ordered flags to be flown at half-staff, and the closure of all state entities for three days, starting from Friday.
Kuwait's crown prince and acting prime minister also sent their condolences to UAE leaders.