Who is Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah?

Who is Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah?
Who is Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah?
, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – With the announcement of the death of the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has become the ruler of the country, awaiting his allegiance to an Emir by the members of the Kuwaiti National Assembly.

Article 4 of the constitution and Article 1 of the emirate inheritance law stipulate that “Kuwait is a hereditary emirate in the descendants of Mubarak Al-Sabah.” Article 4 of the emirate inheritance law states that “if the position of the Emir becomes vacant, the Crown Prince shall be called a Prince.”

Article 60 of the constitution states that “the Emir shall, before exercising his powers in a special session of the National Assembly, take the following oath: I swear by God Almighty to respect the constitution and the laws of the state, and to defend the people’s freedoms, interests and money, and to safeguard the independence and territorial integrity of the country.

Sheikh Nawwaf, who is 83 years old, has held the position of Crown Prince of Kuwait for 14 years. About a week after taking office, Sheikh Sabah issued an order to recommend his brother Sheikh Nawwaf to the mandate of the Covenant on February 7, 2006, and the National Assembly pledged unanimously during a session Especially on February 20, and he was sworn in before the Emir of Kuwait and the Council on the same day.

Sheikh Nawwaf was born on June 25, 1937 in Fareej Al-Shuyukh (now the site of Al-Muthanna Complex) in Kuwait City, according to the website of the Crown Prince’s Court, and he is the sixth son of the tenth ruler of Kuwait, the late Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, who ruled Kuwait from 1921 until 1950.

The Diwan of the Crown Prince website stated that Sheikh Nawwaf is married and has 4 sons and a daughter. They are the sheikhs: Ahmed, Faisal, Abdullah, Salem and a sheikh. The site added that Sheikh Nawwaf “studied in the different schools of Kuwait, namely Hamada, Sharq and Al-Naqra schools, and then in the Eastern and Mubarakiya School, and continued his studies in different places in Kuwait, where he was distinguished by his keenness to continue his academic education,” without mentioning the Diwan website of the academic degree.

Over a period of nearly 60 years, Sheikh Nawaf held several official and ministerial positions, including the Interior and Defense. He began his political career as governor of Hawalli in 1962 and assumed responsibility for the province for 16 years, then became Minister of Interior in 1978, and Minister of Defense in 1988.

With the formation of the first government after the Kuwait liberation war, Sheikh Nawwaf assumed the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor in April 1991, then became deputy head of the National Guard in 1994, and returned to take over the portfolio of the Ministry of Interior again in 2003, then became Crown Prince in 2006, until A prince of Kuwait came in 2020.

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