Kuwait’s Chief Sabah dies September 30 at 12:50 p.m., acting as a mediate for opposing countries
The chief of Sabah, Kuwait, an oil-produced country that has acted as a mediate for opposing countries in the Middle East, has died. He was 91 years old.
Kuwait’s state television said on May 29 that the chief of Sabah had died.
Chief Sabah had been traveling to the United States for treatment in July, but according to a statement from the government, he died in the United States on the 29th of Kuwait time.
In 2006, Sabah asthern to the throne after the death of his brother, former chief Jabil, who had ruled the country for nearly 30 years, and was abdicated in 10 days for health problems.
With Iran and Saudi Arabia at odds in the Middle East, Chief Sabah has taken a neutral foreign policy that emphasizes relations with neighboring countries and has served as a mediate since Saudi Arabia and others cut off their relations with Qatar in 2017.
In economic policy, we are trying to break away from the economic structure that relies on oil revenues, and we are developing infrastructure, but it has stagnated due to low crude oil prices and the effects of the new coronavirus.
His younger brother, 83-year-old Crown Prince Nawaf, is expected to take the throne as his successor, but the challenge will be whether he can contribute to the stability of the Middle East and advance economic policies that do not rely on oil.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato “My condolences as the Japanese government”
At a press conference in the morning of March 30, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato said, “As the Japanese government, I would like to express my condolences. The late Chief Zabaha has made significant efforts over the years for peace and stability in the Middle East. In addition, in the event of a major disaster in Japan, including the Great East Japan Earthquake, special consideration has been paid to strengthening relations with Japan, such as extending generous and warm support.”
On that basis, he said, “We will continue to work together with the newly enthronement of Chief Nawaf to ensure peace and stability in the region and strengthen bilateral relations.”