The Saudi royal court said in a statement that the kingdom's leadership and Saudi people share in their grief with the state of Kuwait and brotherly Kuwaiti people. The statement said the emir passed away after a journey full of achievement and generous service to his country and humanity as a whole.
In Lebanon, where the late Kuwaiti leader played a key role in trying to end the country's ruinous 1975-90 civil war and later helped with its reconstruction, politicians also offered their condolences.
With the death of Sheikh Sabah, Lebanon has lost a great brother who stood by the Lebanese during the difficult circumstances over the past years, said a statement from President Michel Aoun.
The U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait Alina Romanowski called Sheikh Sabah a popular leader and special friend of the U.S. The U.S. Embassy in Kuwait said he devoted his life to peace and regional stability. A statement issued from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi expressed great sadness over Sheikh Sabah's death, recalling the long-standing fraternal stance of the emir toward Egypt. He ordered Egypt's flag lowered to half-mast for three days.
Jordan's royal court announced a nationwide 40-day mourning period, with the country's King Abdullah II mourning the loss of a great brother and wise leader who loved Jordan.
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