WITH MDA-LEBANON-KUWAIT-AMIR) KUWAIT, Jan 16 (KUNA) — The Ruling Al-Sabah Family received on Monday Lebanese President Emile Lahoud and an accompanying delegation of officials who expressed condolences on demise of the late Amir, HH Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
Lahoud and the other Lebanese officials were received upon arrival at the airport, earlier today, by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs, Mohammed Daifallah Sharar, ministers and the Lebanese ambassador to the State of Kuwait.

In Beirut, Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, in a message addressed to the top Kuwaiti leaders, praised the late Amir, namely the aid granted during his era for infrastructural projects in the country, namely in southern Lebanon where Kuwait financed the reconstruction of villages, destroyed in Israeli attacks.
In a statement released by the Lebanese Presidency in Beirut, Lahoud eulogized the late Amir as a great leader who shouldered responsibility of liberating his homeland from the 1990 Iraqi invasion and reconstruction of the country following the liberation of the country in 1991.

He praised Sheikh Jaber for he was keen on promoting and cementing the bilateral relations between Kuwait and Lebanon. "It is quite normal that the Lebanese people share their Kuwaiti brethern the sentiments of distress and sorrow because the late leader rendered the bilateral ties between the two countries an example to be followed," Lahoud said.