President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, mourned Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, who has devoted his life for the service of his nation and his people, as well as the brotherly Arab countries and causes.
“He was a model of chivalry, moderation and wisdom,” President Aoun said, adding “with his absence, Lebanon loses a great brother who has stood by the Lebanese throughout their difficult circumstances.”
Aoun said that the late emir has spared no effort consecrating Lebanon’s stability, unity and sovereignty, as well as supporting the Lebanese people during trying times, rebuilding many destroyed Lebanese cities and villages, and contributing to launching many urban and development projects.
Aoun said that the absence of the late emir would be a huge loss.
House Speaker, Nabih Berri, on Tuesday mourned Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, in a cable he sent to Kuwaiti Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
“With great sadness and sorrow, we learned about the death of Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait. With his passing, Lebanon loses, just as Kuwait and the Arab and Islamic worlds and humanity as a whole, the voice of truth,” Speaker Berri said in his cable.
In the name of the House of Parliament and the Lebanese people, Berri offered the Crown Prince, Al Sabah family and the brotherly Kuwaiti people heartfelt condolences on the passing of the Kuwait emir.
Caretaker premier Hassan Diab also expressed sorrow over the death of Kuwait’s Emir, describing him as a man of wisdom, dialogue, communication, and consensus among the Arab world.
Premier Diab also issued an official memorandum declaring public mourning for a period of three days for the passing of Kuwait’s Emir, lowering the flag at half-mast, and modifying the programs of radio and television channels in line with the state of mourning.
Source: Al-Manar English Website