More condolences offered for late Emir of Qatar

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MORE people came foward to honour the memory of the late Emir of Qatar His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Hamad Al-Thani yesterday for the final day of the condolence book signing at the Embassy of Qatar.

Among those who made their way to the embassy during the signing ceremony were representatives from Tahfiz Al-Quran Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Institute (ITQSHHB), Hassanal Bolkiah Arabic Secondary School for Boys (SMALHB) and several members of diplomatic community.

Upon arrival, guests were received by the Ambassador of Qatar to Brunei Saleh Mohammed Al-Nesef.

The condolence book signing ceremony began on Tuesday following the official announcement on the passing of His Highness on Sunday. He died at the age of 84.

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Hamad Al-Thani, who was the grandfather of the current Qatari Emir His Highness Sheikh Tamim Hamad Al-Thani, led Qatar from 1972 to 1995.

Following his demise, Qatar observed three days of national mourning.

It was previously reported that the late Emir is always in the hearts of the people of Qatar and is also fondly remembered by the people in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries such as Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman and the United Arab Emirates, for his leadership and contributions.—Sally Piri

The Brunei Times