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Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah – Crown Prince of Qatar

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About three weeks after the decision to dissolve the National Assembly and stop working on constitutional articles, the Emir of Kuwait was appointed Crown Prince, according to what the official Kuwait News Agency, KUNA reported.

The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Meshaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, issued, on Saturday, an Emiri order recommending Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah as Crown Prince.

The Emiri order included, “The Prime Minister must present this order to the Council of Ministers to take appropriate constitutional measures,” provided that the Emiri order enters into force immediately upon its issuance.

For months, Kuwait has been witnessing political crises, as the announcement of the government formation faltered after the announcement of the results of the elections that took place on the fourth of last April, which ended with the dissolution of Parliament and the suspension of work on some articles of the Constitution.

A new government was born in Kuwait in mid-May, the first government under the new Emir.

Who is Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah?

The biography of Sheikh Sabah Khaled (71 years old), published by KUNA, reveals that he is a veteran in managing the country’s political affairs, as he assumed the presidency of the Kuwaiti government between 2019 and 2022 during the reigns of the late Emirs Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah
Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah assumed the presidency of the Council of Ministers more than once. Archive [PHOTO: REUTERS/Yves Herman]
It also reveals that he was experienced in managing Kuwaiti diplomacy for many years.

Sheikh Sabah Khaled was born in Kuwait in 1953, and obtained a bachelor’s degree in political science from Kuwait University in 1977, according to KUNA.

The beginning of his professional career was when he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1978 with the rank of diplomatic attaché and worked in the Political Administration, Arab Affairs Department, until 1983.

After that, he joined the permanent delegation of the State of Kuwait to the United Nations in New York during the period between 1983 and 1989.

Deputy Prime Minister Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah of Kuwait speaks during a high-level meeting on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants at the United Nations General Assembly in New York
Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah held the Ministry of Foreign Affairs portfolio for many years [PHOTO: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri]
Sheikh Sabah Khaled served as Kuwait’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia and the country’s delegate to the Organization of the Islamic Conference from 1995 to 1998.

In 1998, he became head of the National Security Service with the rank of minister.

From July 2006 until March 2007, he became Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, and from May 2008 until January 2009, he was Minister of Information in Kuwait.

In 2011, he assumed the portfolio of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and in February 2012 he became Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, and continued to hold the Ministry of Foreign Affairs until late 2019.

In November 2019, the then Emir appointed Sheikh Sabah Khaled as Prime Minister and assigned him to nominate members of the new government, the first government he was assigned to form.

Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah attends the Arab League's foreign ministers meeting to discuss unannounced U.S. blueprint for Israeli-Palestinian peace, in Cairo
Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah began his career in the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs [REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany]
In December 2020, during the reign of the Emir of the country at the time, Sheikh Sabah Khaled formed his second government and then formed the third government in March 2021, whose resignation was accepted by the Emir of the country on November 18, 2021.

In December 2021, he formed his fourth government.

Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah received the King Abdulaziz Medal, first class, from the late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Fahd bin Abdulaziz, in 1998.

He also received the Order of the Two Nile, first class, from former Sudanese President, Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, in 2012.

He also received the Order of the Republic with the rank of Senior Officer, “National Lion,” from Senegalese President, Macky Sall, in 2015, and he also received the Grand Star of the Order of the Star of Jerusalem from the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, in 2018.


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Muzaffar Ahmad Noori Bajwa
Muzaffar Ahmad Noori Bajwa
Editor-in-chief, The Eastern Herald. Counter terrorism, diplomacy, Middle East affairs, Russian affairs and International policy expert.

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