National flag of Maldives to be flown half-mast in honor of the late King of Kuwait

Late Emir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah | Photo: AlJazeera

Malé, Maldives — The National flag of Maldives is to be flown at half-mast to tribute to the late King of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah.

The President of Maldives, Ibrahim Solih had extended his condolences to the late leader of Kuwait and noted with great sorrow that the world has a greater reformer, diplomat and peacemaker.

The President had also sent a message of condolence to the Crown Prince of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, offering sympathies to the citizens of Kuwait, the government and particularly to the al Sabah family.

Sabah was greatly acknowledged by the President as a great friend to the Maldives. The sheikh was praised for several initiatives that were taken to provide the country with generosity as well as his assistance in the development projects of Maldives.

The President stated that the entire Maldives owes the late Emiret a debt of gratitude.

The King of Emiret passed away at the age of 91, after serving the government for 14 consecutive years. He has also been the foreign minister of Kuwait for 40 years.