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Biography of nominated Crown Prince, HH Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah
KUWAIT, Feb 7 (KUNA) -- His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber
Al-Sabah, who was nominated Tuesday by an Amiri decree for the Crown Prince
post, has been a prominent figure iwho worked for the establishment and
development of the State of Kuwait.
HH Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad was born in 1937 and received education in several
He was appointed on Feb 12, 1962 as Governor of Hawali, which was his first
On March 19, he was appointed as the Minister of Interior until he resigned
on July 3, 1986.
HH Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad was then appointed again as the Minister of
Interior in 1986 to serve at this post until he was assigned as the Minister
of Defense first on January 26, 1988 and again on June 20, 1992.
On April 20, 1991, he was assigned the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor
to serve until Oct 17, 1992.
Two years later, on October 16, 1994, he was appointed as the deputy chief
of National Guards to serve until he was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister
and Minister of Interior on July 13, 2003.
HH Sheikh Nawaf was then appointed as the First Deputy Prime Minister on
October 16, 2003, while he continued serving as an Interior Minister.
Among HH Sheikh Nawaf's notable achievements was the creation of
the Legal Department and the Mayors' Affairs Department at the Interior
HH Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad also played a significant role in the
establishment of Private Contracts Department and the Legal Department at
He also established the Legal Affairs Undersecretary post at the Ministry
of Social Affairs.
In the humanitarian domain, HH Sheikh Nawaf established a hospital for the
social care centers during his term as Minister of Social Affairs and
sponsored several cultural, recreational, social activities for the National
HH Sheikh Nawaf is a father of four sons and a daughter. Among his
interests is horse riding.
During his term as Interior Minister, HH Sheikh Nawaf had always stressed
the significance of team work and unity to preserve Kuwait and protect it from
any greed. (end)