Kuwait’s 86-Year-Old Ruler Sheikh Nawaf : Discover the latest developments as Kuwait mourns the demise of its 86-year-old ruler, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Explore the succession announcement naming his half-brother, Prince Sheikh Mishaal, as the designated successor. Stay informed on the impact of this significant event on Kuwait’s leadership and the country’s role in the global oil landscape.
Kuwait’s 86-Year-Old Ruler Sheikh Nawaf : Kuwait’s 86-year-old ruler, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, has passed away, as reported by state media. His demise on Saturday follows his admission to the hospital last month due to an emergency health issue. Sheikh Nawaf, who assumed power in September 2020, had been battling longstanding health concerns, necessitating frequent overseas medical treatments.
While his death is a significant loss for Kuwait, it is unlikely to alter the country’s oil strategy. As one of the world’s major crude exporters and a key member of OPEC, Kuwait traditionally aligns its policies with the cartel’s de facto leader, Saudi Arabia.
Deeply saddened to learn about the unfortunate demise of His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. We convey our deepest condolences to the Royal family, the leadership and the people of Kuwait.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 16, 2023
Expressing condolences, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated, “Deeply saddened to learn about the unfortunate demise of His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. We convey our deepest condolences to the Royal family, the leadership, and the people of Kuwait.”
Per constitutional provisions, the emir’s successor will be his half-brother, Crown Prince Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, who has been actively managing most daily state affairs.
(More details awaited)