91 year old Emir of Kuwait, Sabah al-Ahmad is no more!
He died on Tuesday in a hospital in the United States, state media has reported.
“With great sadness and sorrow, we mourn … the death of Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, emir of the State of Kuwait,” said Sheikh Ali Jarrah al-Sabah, the minister in charge of royal affairs, in a television broadcast.
Born in 1929, Sabah is widely regarded as the architect of modern Kuwait’s foreign policy, having served as foreign minister for nearly 40 years between 1963 and 2003 when he became prime minister.
He became Kuwait’s emir in January 2006 after the death of Sheikh Jaber al-Sabah.
In July 2020, he flew to the United States seeking medical attention after undergoing surgery for a sickness he suffered from till his death.