Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Takes Oath As Kuwait’s New Emir

KUWAIT, Oct 1 (NNN-KUNA) – Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, took oath before the National Assembly on Wednesday, to become the 16th Emir of Kuwait.

The Constitution guaranteed smooth transition of leadership to ensure stability and sustainability, Sheikh Nawaf said, vowing to carry out his responsibility to his utmost best and reiterating commitment to the constitution and democracy.

Sheikh Nawaf has been named the new Kuwaiti Emir, after the death of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti government announced on Tuesday evening, after an extraordinary meeting.

Sheikh Nawaf was born on June 25, 1937. He had served as the minister of interior from 1978 to 1988, when he was appointed as minister of defence.

On Oct 16, 2003, a royal decree was issued to name Sheikh Nawaf as first deputy prime minister and minister of interior.

On Feb 7, 2006, he was named crown prince.

Kuwait’s late Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah passed away at the age of 91 on Tuesday.– NNN-KUNA