Kuwait crown prince receives ‘reassuring’ call on Emir’s health

Kuwait's crown prince received a call from the deputy head of the national guard reassuring him of the health of Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. (File/AFP)
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Updated 30 July 2020

Kuwait crown prince receives ‘reassuring’ call on Emir’s health

  • Sheikh Sabah arrived in the United States last week to complete medical treatment
  • The Emir is in a stable condition

DUBAI:  Kuwait's crown prince received a call from the deputy head of the national guard reassuring him of the health of Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, state news agency KUNA reported on Thursday.

Sheikh Sabah, who has ruled Kuwait since 2006, arrived in the United States last week to complete medical treatment, and is in a stable condition, Kuwait's cabinet said on Monday. 

Parliament speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim said on Sunday in a statement on the parliamentary Twitter account that the new of the emir's health was "very reassuring."

The emir's designated successor Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah temporarily took over some of the ruler's constitutional duties last Saturday.

(With Reuters)


Dawn of a new leader, Kuwait’s new emir sworn in and pledges to do his ‘utmost best’

Updated 13 min 38 sec ago

Dawn of a new leader, Kuwait’s new emir sworn in and pledges to do his ‘utmost best’

  • The new Emir said the country’s constitution ensured a “smooth transition” of leadership
  • He succeeds his brother Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah who ruled Kuwait since 2006

DUBAI: Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabeh has been sworn in as the new Kuwait Emir on Wednesday, vowing to carry out his responsibilities to his utmost best, state news agency KUNA has reported.
Al-Sabah said the country’s constitution ensured a “smooth transition” of leadership, as the country mourned the death of his brother Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah who ruled Kuwait since 2006.
“The trust bestowed upon me by the Kuwaiti people is a trust I bear in my neck,” the new Emir said.

“Kuwait has been subjected, throughout its long history, to serious and harsh challenges that we managed to overcome through cooperation,” he added.
Al-Sabah paid tribute to the previous leadership and said “Sheikh Sabah’s policy will remain a highlight for us.”
The Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanim also spoke at the ceremony.
“We are confident that Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah will lead Kuwait to prosperity,” he said.