The UAE president announces a 3-day mourning period over the death of Kuwait Emir
In response to the demise of Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah, President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan declared a three-day national mourning period on Saturday.
Condolences from UAE Leaders on the Passing of Kuwait's Emir
Flags will be lowered to half-mast at all UAE government offices, embassies, and diplomatic missions worldwide as of immediately per President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed's command.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's condolences
Expressing his condolences, Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also the Ruler of Dubai, highlighted Sheikh Nawaf's six-decade dedication to serving Kuwait with utmost sincerity in a post on X.
Sheikh Nawaf's Remarkable Political Journey
Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah was born in 1937. He was the sixth son of the ruler of Kuwait, from 1921 until 1950. Sheikh Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah began his political career when he was twenty-five years old. After serving as interior minister for ten years beginning in 1978, he became governor of Hawalli province.
Succession after the 2020 Demise
A new era in Kuwaiti leadership began in 2020 with the accession of Sheikh Nawaf as emir, following the death of his predecessor, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah.
Sheikh Meshal Al Ahmad Al Jaber: Next in Line
As the world's oldest crown prince at 83, Sheikh Meshal Al Ahmad Al Jaber is positioned to succeed Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah, becoming Kuwait's ruler in the wake of this solemn event.
Reflecting on Sheikh Nawaf's Legacy
Recognising his decades-long devotion to Kuwait and extending sincere condolences during this period of national sorrow, the leaders of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, unite in mourning the passing of Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah.