Deeply Saddened by Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah’s Passing, Secretary-General Honours Amir of Kuwait for Contributing to Greater Understanding, Cooperation in Gulf

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the passing of His Highness, Amir of the State of Kuwait.

His Highness was a distinguished statesman who contributed to the growth of understanding and cooperation in the Gulf and beyond and pursued strengthened relations in support of peace and stability in the region and around the world.

The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences to the family of His Highness and to the Government and people of Kuwait.  He reiterates the commitment of the United Nations to its close cooperation with Kuwait on humanitarian issues, as well as on peace, security and sustainable development.

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