Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (Arabic: نواف الأحمد الجابر الصباحNawwāf al-ʾAḥmad al-Jābir aṣ-Ṣabāḥ; born 25 June 1937) is the Emir of Kuwait and the Commander of the Kuwait Military Forces. On 30 September 2020, he succeeded to the throne following the death of his half-brother Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Nawaf had been nominated as Crown Prince on 7 February 2006.

Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
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Emir of Kuwait
Reign30 September 2020 – present
PredecessorSabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber
Heir apparentMishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Prime MinisterSabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah
Born (1937-06-25) 25 June 1937 (age 84)
Kuwait City, Kuwait
SpouseSharifa Sulaiman Al-Ghanim
IssueAhmad
Faisal
Abdullah
Salem
Sheikha
Arabicنواف الأحمد الجابر الصباح
HouseHouse of Sabah
FatherAhmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
MotherYamama

Early life and educationEdit

Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was born on 25 June 1937.[1] He is a son of the 10th ruler of Kuwait, Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.[2] He studied at various schools in Kuwait.[3]

CareerEdit

Nawaf is one of the most senior members of the House of Sabah. At 25, he was appointed governor of Hawalli on 21 February 1962 and held the post until 19 March 1978.[4] He was Minister of Interior[5][6] from 1978 to 26 January 1988, when he was appointed Minister of Defense.[6][7] Following the liberation of Kuwait in the Gulf War, Nawaf was appointed the acting minister of labor and social affairs on 20 April 1991 and held the post until 17 October 1992.[6]

On 16 October 1994, Nawaf was appointed deputy chief of the Kuwait National Guard and held that post until 2003.[6][8][9][10] The same year, he reassumed the post of minister of the interior until an Amiri Decree was issued on 16 October 2003 making him first Deputy Prime Minister of Kuwait[11] and Minister of Interior.[5][6] Nawaf played a role in supporting programs that support national unity among the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf and Arab countries.[12]

With the ascendance of Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to the leadership of Kuwait on 29 January 2006, an Amiri Decree was issued on 7 February 2006 officially designating Nawaf the Crown Prince.[6] This was contrary to the tradition of the Al-Sabah family, according to which the offices of Emir and Crown Prince are supposed to alternate between the Al-Jaber and Al-Salem branches.[13][14]

Sabah died on 29 September 2020 and Nawaf was announced as the Emir of Kuwait during a meeting of the National Assembly.[15][16][17]

Personal lifeEdit

Nawaf married Sharifa Sulaiman Al-Jasem Al-Ghanim, daughter of Sulaiman Al-Jasem Al-Ghanim. They have four sons and a daughter.[18][19]

Honours and awardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "HH Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is the new Emir of Kuwait". DT News. Archived from the original on 2 October 2020. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Kuwait: Sheikh Nawaf al-Sabah succeeds his late brother as emir". Middle East Eye. Archived from the original on 2 October 2020. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Who is Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah?". AlKhaleej Today (in Arabic). 29 September 2020. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  4. ^ حدث في مثل هذا اليوم في الكويت Archived 28 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine دخل في 21 فبراير 2009
  5. ^ a b "Official website of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior, (Section Arabic/English Read)". Archived from the original on 25 December 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d e f السيرة الذاتية لسمو الشيخ نواف الاحمد الجابر الصباح Archived 24 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine، وكالة الأنباء الكويتية كونا – نشر في 7 فبراير 2006، دخل في 11 أبريل 2010
  7. ^ List of Kuwait Defense Ministers; Knights of the Kuwait Armed Forces Archived 9 January 2015 at the Wayback Machine(in Arabic)
  8. ^ "Official website of the Kuwaiti National Guard, (Section Arabic Read)". Archived from the original on 16 July 2006. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  9. ^ [1] Kuwait National Guard Archives, His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah with His Royal Highness Mutaib bin Abdullah in 2001; Retrieved 7 March 2015
  10. ^ [2] Archived 13 June 2017 at the Wayback MachineKuwait National Guard Archives, His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Retrieved 7 March 2015
  11. ^ "Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah". Global Security. Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  12. ^ "Kuwait: Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah appointed Emir". gulfnews.com. Archived from the original on 29 September 2020. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  13. ^ "Kuwait's emir dies, triggering leadership change in major OPEC producer | S&P Global Platts". www.spglobal.com. 29 September 2020. Archived from the original on 4 October 2020. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  14. ^ "Crown Prince Nawaf Ahmed Jaber Al-Sabah crowned after Kuwait's Emir dies at 91". The Nation. 29 September 2020. Archived from the original on 30 September 2020. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  15. ^ "Kuwait swears in new emir after Sabah's death". www.aljazeera.com. Archived from the original on 30 September 2020. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  16. ^ "Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah dies at age 91". Al Jazeera. 29 September 2020. Archived from the original on 29 September 2020. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  17. ^ "Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Becomes Kuwait's New Emir". BOL News. 29 September 2020. Archived from the original on 4 October 2020. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  18. ^ "New Emir of Kuwait named". Royal Central. 29 September 2020. Archived from the original on 2 October 2020. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  19. ^ "Who is Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah?". AlKhaleej Today (in Arabic). 29 September 2020. Archived from the original on 4 October 2020. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  20. ^ "Boletín Oficial del Estado" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 February 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  21. ^ "Boletín Oficial de la Nación". Archived from the original on 29 December 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Born: 25 June 1937
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Emir of Kuwait
2020–present
Incumbent
Heir apparent:
Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah