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‘Sheikh Nawaf an exemplary leader’ Kuwait marks 7th ’versary of Crown Prince assumption of office

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19, (KUNA):  His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah will remain an exemplary leader for relentless giving and faithful service for Kuwait and its natives who hold identical sentiments of affection and appreciation towards him, affirmed Chairman of Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) Sheikh Mubarak Al-Duaij Al-Ibrahim Al-Sabah on the occasion of HH Sheikh Nawaf’s seventh anniversary of his swearing-in as Heir Apparent.

Sheikh Nawaf is one of the distinguished national leaders who exerted great efforts and effectively contributed to the march of development, witnessed in Kuwait in the past century, said Sheikh Mubarak Al-Duaij, also the Director-General of the national news agency.

Marking the occasion, when Sheikh Nawaf was sworn in as the Crown Prince at the parliament building on February 20th, 2006, the KUNA chief stated that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah’s Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s nomination of Sheikh Nawaf to be the Heir Apparent reflected Sheikh Sabah’s desire to choose a skilled leader who devoted himself for the service of the homeland, devoted his life for action and laying the foundations for promoting many of the state apparatuses and institutions.

The Crown Prince has been for years the best companion of HH the Amir in the process of managing state affairs, tackling citizens’ needs and ensuring rapid and robust process of constructing a modern state, aspired by all the natives of the country.

Sheikh Nawaf has always been the solid right arm of HH Sheikh Sabah and a faithful partner in stances and accomplishments, made during a critical phase of the history of the region, where challenges have been mounting at various levels.

His Highness, Sheikh Mubarak adds, enjoys traits of the successful leader, of experience and keen eye. His character blends calmness with tolerance, modesty, might, firmness, decisiveness and ability to tackle various issues.

These features of Sheikh Nawaf became richer as he accumulated abundant experience due to his service in the key posts for long years, starting in 1962 when he was named the Governor of Hawally, which he transformed into a distinguished tourist-commercial governorate.

Sheikh Mubarak noted that Sheikh Nawaf manifested his true devotion to the homeland, particularly when he served as minister of interior starting in 1978. He is distinguished with his fatherly sponsorship of all natives of Kuwait, his keenness on guiding them for service and preservation of Kuwait.

 Sheikh Nawaf is not only an eminent witness of Kuwait’s modernization but also an active participant in its development and construction, affirmed the Minister of Information in a statement marking the seventh anniversary of his proclamation as Crown Prince of the State of Kuwait.

Life of HH Sheikh Nawaf depicts modern history of Kuwait, said Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, also the Minister of State for Youth Affairs, in a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on the national occasion which falls Wednesday.

Sheikh Nawaf’s professional life coincided with the independence of the State of Kuwait. Being named as Governor of Hawally in 1962, he succeeded in management of the governorate affairs and expanding it to turn into a vast province.

HH Sheikh Nawaf was a witness and participant in the renaissance of Kuwait in the early 60s, shouldering at the time responsibility of administrating many posts of the country’s key sectors of the state, said Sheikh Salman in the exclusive statement to KUNA.

HH the Heir Apparent, who held sensitive posts including the chairmanship of the National Guard, was an exemplary faithful leader who devoted all his time and effort for silent work for sake of making tangible accomplishments that meet aspirations of the natives of Kuwait.

The minister, in his praise of the Crown Prince said, “His Highness the Crown Prince remains the great heart that bears preoccupations of the homeland and responsibility toward the natives, through his life, as a result of his strong attachment and affection to the national territory.

“His long record and honorary history testifies that he is a successful and prominent leader .. He is not a conventional leader for he advocates sacrifices for preserving Kuwait’s security and stability and development.” Sheikh Salman lauded, in particular,

Sheikh Nawaf’s contributions to the development of the security apparatus for sake of protecting and safeguarding Kuwait’s security, independence and unity.


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