KUWAIT, Jan 11 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Saturday a cable of condolences to Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tareq Al-Said, lamenting the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
   His Highness, in the cable, expressed great grief over the passing of Sultan Qaboos, expressing his deep condolences to the Omani leadership and people.
   Hi Highness Sheikh Sabah said that the late Sultan Qaboos was a brother and a personal friend with whom he shared admiration and respect, affirming that the world as well as the Gulf, Arab and Islamic nations had lost a very important figure and leader who dedicated his life to the causes of the Arab and Islamic countries.
   His Highness the Amir commended the achievements of Oman during the reign of Sultan Qaboos and also remembered the strong stance of Oman in support of Kuwait during the (1990) Iraqi invasion and subsequent participation of Omani forces in the liberation of Kuwait.
   His Highness Sheikh Sabah also recalled Sultan Qaboos bin Said's aid of Kuwaiti citizens and his efforts to host them in Oman during occupation of Kuwait.
   The Kuwaiti Amir affirmed his feelings of sorrow towards Sultan Haitham bin Tareq, the leadership of Oman and people.
   His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber AL-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent cables of alike sentiments to Sultan Haitham bin Tareq. (end)