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The passing of H.H Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the late leader of the country

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences has expressed its sincere condolences to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the honorable Al-Sabah family and the Kuwaiti people after the passing of his Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the late leader of the country, who had contributed to building modern Kuwait.

Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin, The Foundation’s Director General, has expressed his deep sorrow for the passing of his Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. He also stressed that with the passing of the late Amir, Kuwait has lost an outstanding wise one of a kind political leader whose stable positions, big heart, constant smile and brilliant initiatives yielded great benefits for many people and nations around the world. The humanitarian actions and initiatives of the late Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah have immortalized the name of Kuwait in regional, Arab and international forums as a center for humanitarian work, and his Highness had been awarded for these efforts the well-deserved title of humanitarian leader from the United Nations.

“With Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah passing, the country has lost one of its top leaders and the maker of its glories, who led the country wisely and ably, laying the foundations of security and safety and contributing to the consolidation of the foundations of its sovereignty, freedom and stability” Dr. Shihab-Eldin added.

His Highness the late Amir led the country towards development, progress and prosperity in a difficult stage through which the region witnessed great challenges. He took care of supporting the development of Kuwaiti people as he strongly believed that they are the most valuable resource the nation possesses and the pillar of its renaissance, development and prosperity, Dr. Shihab-Eldin stressed.

He explained that the Foundation has always been honored by the directives of his Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who was the Chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. His guidance always stressed the necessity of achieving the Foundation's objectives in promoting the role of science, technology and innovation in the country, stimulating scientific research, encouraging researchers to excel, embracing Kuwaiti creative talents, and creating the appropriate environment to nurture their aptitude and interest in science and to implement their innovations and inventions.

Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin affirmed the Foundation’s keenness to pursue the approach laid down by his Highness the late Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to spread and encourage a prosperous scientific, technological and innovative culture for a sustainable Kuwait. In line with this approach, the Foundation will continue to invest in human resources, especially the youth, to help them acquire the necessary scientific, technological and innovative knowledge and be prepared to handle the economic and social challenges facing the country and build and strengthen a national economy build on Knowledge.

“I pray to God Almighty to protect and bless His Highness the Amir of the country, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and to help and inspire him to lead the country for the prosperity of the nation and the people, and I pray God to bless the soul of the late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, with His generous mercy and forgiveness” concluded Dr. Shihab-Eldin.