Kuwait's state news agency said Sheikh Nawaf also received Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who had lauded the late emir for fostering "moderation and balance".
Global delegates stood for a minute of silence to mourn the loss of the virtuous ruler, once granted a 'Humanitarian Leader' award by former UN chief Ban Ki-moon, in memory of his legacy in humanitarianism, diplomacy, peace-making and conflict resolution.
Kuwait has suspended all flights from India until further notice, Bahrain has updated International arrival procedures for passengers from India. Germany is sharply restricting travel from India and Iran has banned all flights to and from India and Pakistan.
An international website that monitors temperatures around the world has ranked 13 Arab cities among the hottest spots in the world during the last 24 hours, with temperatures exceeding 53.2ºC.
The elections come at a time when the wealthy OPEC member state is facing a liquidity crisis caused by low oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic, and the government is trying to boost state finances to plug a budget deficit.
Kuwait has banned until further notice commercial flights to 31 countries it said that it regarded as high risk due to the spread of the coronavirus, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said on Saturday.
On Friday the Gulf state announced 641 new coronavirus cases and three deaths, bringing its total number of confirmed cases to 7,208, with 47 deaths. The number of coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia exceeded 35,000 on Friday.
Kuwait reported 1,048 new coronavirus, infections in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of infections to 14,850, while 5 deaths were reported, bringing the total fatalities’ toll up to 112.
The United Arab Emirates gives the highest priority to reuniting members of Emirati families who were separated due to the suspension of some flights and partial closure of airports in some countries amidst the pandemic.