MUSCAT – Muscat: There will be a three-day mourning period across the Sultanate on the passing of the Emir of Kuwait.
The Diwan of Royal Court today issued a statement reading as follows:
“With full faith in the Almighty Allah’s divine destining and judgment and, with profound sorrow and grief, His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has received the news of death of his brother, the forgiven, by the will of Allah, Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Jabir Al Sabah, the late Emir of the State of Kuwait.
The deceased was one of the Arab leaders who served the Arab and Islamic nations. He also contributed to the prosperity and development of the State of Kuwait.
His Majesty the Sultan has issued his Royal orders to announce the State of Mourning and fly flags at half-mast in the Sultanate of Oman as work shall be halted at the public and private sectors for three days from today, Saturday, December 16, 2023. The official duty will resume on Tuesday, December 19, 2023.
While sharing the Kuwaiti leadership, government and people their sorrows and grief over this immense loss, the Sultanate of Oman prays to the Almighty Allah to rest the deceased in peace in Paradise in Heavens, along with the devout and the faithful, and to grant his family and the brotherly people of Kuwait fortitude to bear the loss.
To the Almighty Allah we belong, and to Him we shall return.”