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Kuwait Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf is new Emir

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Filed on September 30, 2020 | Last updated on September 30, 2020 at 07.23 am
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(AP)

The Kuwaiti government made the appointment following the passing of Sheikh Sabah.

His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah has been named the Emir of Kuwait after the passing of the late Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, the Kuwaiti government said on Tuesday.

In a statement, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al Saleh, on behalf of the Cabinet, prayed for mercy on the soul of the deceased.

The Cabinet prays for the success of the new ruler in his efforts to ensure the security and growth of the country, added the statement.

Kuwait's new Emir will be sworn in on Wednesday at 11am local time (12pm UAE), parliament speaker Marzouq Al Ghanim said in a tweet on Tuesday.


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