Who is Sheikh Nawaf the new Emir of Kuwait?
Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah, the Crown Prince and Deputy Emir, will take the constitutional oath in accordance with Article 60 of the Kuwaiti constitution on Wednesday to become the new Emir of Kuwait.
After the death of Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah on Tuesday, the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah was named the new Kuwait’s emir by the country’s cabinet to succeed after his brother.
Sheikh Nawaf is the sixth son of the 10th Ruler from the Al Sabah dynasty, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who ruled Kuwait from 1921 to 1950. He was born on June 25, 1937 and was raised in Dasman Palace.
Sheikh Nawaf, 83, was temporarily given some of the Emir’s constitutional duties on July 18 when the Emir was admitted to hospital for medical checks. Under Kuwaiti law, in the absence of the Emir, the crown prince is appointed as acting ruler.
Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah was sworn in as crown prince in 2006, after Sheikh Sabah was appointed Emir.
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Sheikh Nawaf was the Emir’s half brother, he assumed his first governmental position on February 21, 1961 as governor of Hawalli Governorate, until March 19, 1978 he was appointed Minister of Defense and on January 26, 1988 Minister of Defense.
After the 1990 invasion of Iraq, Sheikh Nawaf assumed the post of Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, which he held until 1992. Between 1994 and 2003, Sheikh Nawaf was appointed the deputy chief of the National Guard.
Sheikh Nawaf played a key role in maintaining the stability and security of the Gulf and played an active role in the meetings of the interior ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), with the aim to joining forces against common threats.
Who is Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah
Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah is the Emir of Kuwait and the Commander of the Kuwait Military Forces since 30 September 2020. He was sworn in on Wednesday as the ruling emir of the tiny oil-rich country, propelled to power by the death of his half-brother after a long career in the security services. Sheikh Nawaf is the sixth son of the 10th Ruler from the Al Sabah dynasty.
When is Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah Born?
Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah was born on 25th June 1937 and was raised in Dasman Palace.