The Embassy of the State of Kuwait to Canada hereby mourns, with deep sorrow and an overwhelming sense of grief, the passing of the late Amir of the State of Kuwait His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

The late Amir who ruled from 2006 to 2020, was a key component of the nation’s leading pioneers who have played an instrumental role in the modernization of the State of Kuwait and entrenching its democratic credentials. He was part of the first Kuwaiti Cabinet and served in different roles and capacities over a long period of time.

Having served as Minister of Foreign Affairs for forty years, the late Amir used his country’s diplomatic leverage to resolve intractable crises by serving as a neutral mediator. The late Amir earned huge respect in the region and the world, as a whole.

Not only did the late Amir serve his country but he also rendered invaluable services to the humanity with distinction by extending humanitarian assistance to needy developing nations and countries ravaged by war and natural disasters.

In recognition of his impeccable record in humanitarian efforts, the United Nations awarded the late Amir with an honour of Humanitarian Leader and named Kuwait as a Humanitarian Centre in 2014.

The late Amir will be forever remembered and celebrated as a formidable peacemaker and a foresighted leader, as history will doubtlessly entrench his memory for generations to come.

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Justice, freedom, and equality are the pillars of society, while cooperation and compasssion are the strongest nexus that cements the bonds between citizens. 

Article 7
Constitution of the State of Kuwait, 1962