Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed deceases

Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed deceases

In accordance with the international media, Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah deceased at the age of 91 at a hospital in the United States (US).

Emir Sheikh, subsequent to an unspecified condition, was flown to the United States in July for medical treatment after surgery. Known as the “dean of Arab diplomacy” Sabah had ruled the Arab country since 2006 and had commandeered its foreign policy for the past 50 years.

Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmed gained the title “dean of Arab diplomacy” for his efforts & hard work to restore relations with states that had thrown their weight behind Iraq during the 1990-91 Gulf War.

He took the charge in January 2006 after Emir Sheikh Saad al-Abdullah was deposed on health grounds by the Kuwaiti parliament just nine days into his new role as the Emir.

During his tenure as Prime Minister of Kuwait under Emir Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, he was considered by many as the de facto ruler of the oil-rich country.

He also performed as Kuwait’s Foreign Minister from 1963 to 1991 and from 1992 to 2003. The Sabah family has ruled Kuwait for the past 260 years.

Emir position in Kuwait is a powerful one as he

The position of the emir in Kuwait is a powerful one as he can order dissolves and supersede the parliament as well hold elections. 

 

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