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The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, signed an order on Saturday appointing Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah as crown prince.

Born in 1953, Sheikh Sabah Khaled earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Kuwait University in 1977. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1978 as a diplomatic attaché, serving in the Department of Arab Affairs since 1978 to 1983, and subsequently joined the Kuwait Permanent Office. Mission to the UN from 1982 to 1989.

Sheikh Sabah Khaled served as Kuwait’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia and permanent representative to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation from 1995 to 1998, participating in GCC ministerial meetings during this period. He was appointed head of Kuwait’s National Security Bureau with the rank of minister in 1998.

He was appointed Minister of Social Affairs and Labor in July 2006 and March 2007, and was Minister of Information between May 2008 and January 2009. Sheikh Sabah Khaled was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2011 and later appointed Deputy Prime Minister , Minister for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Minister for Cabinet Affairs in February 2012.

In December 2012 he was appointed First Deputy Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs. In January 2014, Sheikh Sabah Khaled was appointed First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, holding the position in December 2016 and again in December 2017.

In November 2019, the emir signed an order naming Sheikh Sabah Khaled prime minister and another order to name him Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. On 14 December 2020, the late Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, assigned Sheikh Sabah Khaled to form his second government and assigned him to form his third government on 2 March 2021. The late emir accepted Sheikh Sabah Khaled’s proposed resignation on November 18, 2021. The late emir then signed a decree assigning Sheikh Sabah Khaled to form the country’s 39th government and its fourth.

Sheikh Sabah Khaled has received numerous prestigious awards: the late King Fahad of Saudi Arabia awarded him the Order of King Abdulaziz First Class in 1998; former Sudanese president Omar Al-Bashir awarded him the Order of the Two Niles in 2012; Senegalese President Macky Sall awarded him the National Order of the Lion in 2015; and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas awarded him the Al-Quds Star Order in 2018.

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