Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawaf Promises The Same Diplomatic Approach as His Predecessor

Published October 20th, 2020 - 11:12 GMT
Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah gestures in greeting upon arrival to attend the opening of the 5th regular session at the country's National Assembly (parliament) in Kuwait City on October 20, 2020. YASSER AL-ZAYYAT / AFP
Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah gestures in greeting upon arrival to attend the opening of the 5th regular session at the country's National Assembly (parliament) in Kuwait City on October 20, 2020. YASSER AL-ZAYYAT / AFP
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Sheikh Nawaf was named as Kuwait’s emir after the death of his brother, Sheikh Sabah on Sept. 29.

Kuwait’s emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah vowed to pursue the same diplomatic approach of his predecessor, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

"We remain committed to the approach of democracy, respect of the constitution and the supremacy of law,” he said in a speech to lawmakers ahead of the country’s parliamentary election on Dec. 5.

“We are keen on rationalizing our parliamentary practice that dates back to over 60 years,” he said.


The new ruler went on to call for national unity, saying that, “National unity has proven to be our strongest weapon in facing challenges, dangers and crises”.

Sheikh Nawaf was named a new emir of the rich Gulf state following the death of his brother, Sheikh Sabah on Sept. 29.

The late ruler had pursued diplomacy in resolving disputes among Arab countries.

Before his death, Sheikh Sabah sought to solve the Gulf crisis, which was triggered by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt imposing a blockade on Qatar for allegedly supporting terrorist groups, a claim vehemently denied by Doha.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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