Kuwaiti Amir, His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah named Wednesday Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as Crown Prince, Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs, Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah announced.
Al-Sabah Family blessed Sheikh Mishaal Al-Sabah on taking office, wishing him success, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.
On Thursday, Kuwait’s Parliament unanimously endorsed Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah as the new Crown Prince.
The country will continue to be committed to democracy, the new Crown Prince said after he was sworn in front of Parliament.
Sheikh Mishaal further affirmed that he stands by the international and regional commitments of Kuwait
Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad, 80, is the half brother of Sheikh Nawaf and the seventh son of the 10th Ruler from the Al-Sabah dynasty, Sheikh Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who ruled Kuwait from 1921 to 1950.
In 1960, Sheikh Mishaal graduated with a degree from the Hendon Police College in London.
Before becoming the Deputy Chief of the National Guard in 2004, he held several positions in the Ministry of Interior.
Similar to the new Amir, Sheikh Mishaal has been active in enhancing the security and defense position of Kuwait, as well as other Arab states.
As the late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah’s half brother, he accompanied him to the United States as he was undergoing medical treatment.
Although the Kuwaiti constitution stipulates that the Crown Prince must be nominated within a year from when a new Amir takes his post, Sheikh Nawaf nominated his Crown Prince within a week. The late Amir, Sheikh Sabah, nominated his Crown Prince, Sheikh Nawaf, nine days after he became Amir.