Kuwait Emir Sheikh Nawaf Passed Away at 86 

Kuwait City – December 17, 2023

 Sheikh Nawaf Passed Away at 86 

In a somber announcement, the Kuwaiti royal court revealed that Kuwait’s ruling Emir, “Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah,” passed away at the “age of 86” on Saturday, leaving the nation in mourning.

The Amiri Diwan of Kuwait expressed profound sorrow in a statement, saying, “With deep grief and regret, we mourn to the Kuwaiti people, the Arab and Muslim nations, and friendly people the demise of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah who passed away today Saturday.”

Born on June 25, 1937, in the “House of Sabah, the ruling family of Kuwait,” Nawaf’s life was intertwined with the nation’s history. He held key positions in the government, serving as the minister of interior and first deputy prime minister in 2003. In 2006, he ascended to the role of crown prince before eventually succeeding to the throne in September 2020, becoming the sixteenth Emir of Kuwait.

Emir Nawaf’s leadership was marked by a commitment to the well-being of Kuwait and its people. His reign saw him navigate the complexities of regional and international dynamics, always prioritizing the interests of his nation.

The announcement of his passing follows his admission to a hospital in late November due to an emergency health problem, which had raised concerns among the citizens. The entire nation now comes together to mourn the loss of a leader who played a significant role in shaping Kuwait’s contemporary history.

As Kuwait grapples with the passing of its revered leader, the world watches closely, recognizing the impact of Emir “Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s legacy” on the Gulf region and beyond. The funeral arrangements and the subsequent transition of leadership will undoubtedly be closely monitored by the international community as Kuwait bids farewell to a leader who left an indelible mark on the country.

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