Turkey’s foreign minister arrived in Kuwait on Thursday to offer condolences over the death of the Gulf state’s emir.

“In #Kuwait to convey our condolences on behalf of [Turkish] President @RTErdogan and the Turkish nation,” Mevlut Cavusoglu wrote on Twitter.

On Tuesday, Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who ruled oil-rich state since 2006, died at age 91. Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah was named the new Kuwaiti emir to succeed the late ruler.

In a statement, Turkish President Recep Tayyip had said he received the news of the emir’s demise with “great sadness”.

“On behalf of the Turkish nation, I convey my sincere condolences to the friendly and brotherly people of Kuwait.”

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