Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram to the Emir of Kuwait in which he expressed his deep condolences on the death of his elder brother, 91-year-old Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah, according to the Kremlin press service.
“Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram to the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, in which he expressed his deep condolences on the death of his elder brother, Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah,” the Kremlin said.
Putin stressed that Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad had rightly enjoyed a high reputation in the Middle East and beyond.
“During his years on the throne and earlier in high government positions, he did a lot for the socio-economic development of Kuwait and strengthening its international position, as well as for regional security,” the message added.
The President of Russia emphasized that Emir Sabah Al-Ahmed was a true friend of our country and not only stood at the origins of relations between the two countries but also made a great contribution to the strengthening of mutually beneficial Russian-Kuwait cooperation in various fields.
Earlier, Emir Ali al-Jarah al-Sabah, Minister for Chancellery Affairs, said that the 91-year-old Emir of Kuwait, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, or Sabah IV, died in the United States, where he had been receiving treatment since late July after surgery.