President Arif Alvi to visit Kuwait today

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

05th Oct, 2020. 10:41 am
Arif Alvi Kuwait

President Arif Alvi will visit Kuwait to offer condolences over the death of Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

According to details, the President is likely to meet the present Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Foreign Office spokesperson said on Sunday that he will also share condolences of the leadership, government, and people of Pakistan.

The press release added, “Pakistan and Kuwait are bound by a close fraternal relationship. Under the leadership of the late Emir, bilateral cooperation acquired a new level. Late Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was a sincere and trusted friend of Pakistan. He made an invaluable contribution to bringing the two countries and peoples closer. His efforts in the bilateral context and for regional peace and stability will be long remembered.”

After the death of Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah on Tuesday, the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah was named the new Kuwait’s emir by the country’s cabinet to succeed after his brother.

The announcement of the cabinet was read out on the state television. Under the Gulf Arab State’s constitution, the Crown Prince automatically becomes the new emir of Kuwait and will have all the powers after taking an oath in the parliament.

It should be mentioned here that Kuwait’s emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah died on Tuesday, 29th September after a long illness at the age of 91. The monarch had ruled over Kuwait for nearly 15 years.

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