Kuwait’s state television announced on Saturday that the country’s emir, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, had died due to a health illness and was hospitalized as a result. Went to the hospital at the end of last month.
State television cut off the broadcast early Saturday morning and began showing recitations of the Quran before announcing the death of the country’s emir, who took over power in 2020, in an official statement.
The statement read: “It is with great sorrow and sorrow that we express our condolences to the people of Kuwait, Arab and Islamic countries and friendly peoples of the world. Almighty God willing, we have received the death of the Emir of the country, Sheikh Nawa. Forgiveness of His Highness.” Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah passed away today, Saturday. “
According to Kuwait’s official news agency (KUNA), the late prince was admitted to the hospital on November 29 due to a “health ailment” and said at the time that his health was “stable” and that he was receiving treatment.
Who is Sheikh Nawaf Ahmed Al Sabah?
The late prince was born on June 25, 1937, and had four sons and one daughter.
He served as crown prince to his late brother Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah for 14 years, starting on February 20, 2006. He was the sixth son of Prince Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who ruled Kuwait from 1921 to 1950.
and based on Official website In the Kuwaiti government, he began his political career in 1962 when he was appointed Governor of the Hawali region, after which he served in several sovereign ministries, becoming Minister of Interior in 1978 and Minister of Defense in 1988.
Kuwait Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah dies
On Saturday, the Emir Diwan announced the death of the country’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah at the age of 86, state media reported.
In the first cabinet formed after the country’s liberation in 1991, Prince Nawaf served as Minister of Social Affairs and Labor.
According to an article published by Bloomberg in the United States, the prince played an important role in forming the international coalition to repel the Iraqi invasion in 1990.
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News that Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah has been hospitalized has reignited an ongoing debate over the arrangements for the ruling council in the oil-rich Gulf state.
In 1994, he served as deputy captain of the National Guard until 2003, when he again served as secretary of the interior.
The prince served as interior minister until 2006, when he was appointed crown prince.
He officially assumed office as the country’s Emir on September 29, 2020, and subsequently suffered from multiple health ailments until Emir Diwan’s death was announced on the morning of December 16, 2023.
Crown Prince Sheikh Meshaal Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (83) plans to succeed him in ruling the oil-rich country, which has formed seven governments in just three years.
According to Agence France-Presse, Kuwait has dissolved its legislative council 12 times since it implemented a parliamentary system in 1962. Representatives are elected by citizens, and government ministers are appointed by the ruling family that dominates political life.
The agency added that “political instability” has led to “weaker investor interest” in the country, one of the world’s largest oil exporters.
Confrontation between the executive and parliament has hampered the reforms needed to diversify Kuwait’s economy into resources, a situation that contrasts with Kuwait’s neighbors, the other five Gulf Cooperation Council members. Projects are underway to diversify their economies and attract foreign investors, AFP reported.