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Tuesday , January 26 2021

Kuwait ushers in ‘bright era’ with new Amir, Crown Prince

Current session extraordinary: Speaker

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 8, (KUNA): Kuwait has ushered in a new and bright era with His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah’s assumption of the Amir post and declaring Sheikh Meshaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as the Crown Prince who will be the Amir right hand to complete the process of development, said Chairman of Kuwait News Agency (KUNA). Sheikh Mubarak Al-Duaij Al-Sabah, also KUNA’s Director General, said in a statement to the national news agency, on Thursday, choosing Sheikh Meshaal reflected wisdom of the top leader and his anticipation of forthcoming developments, where the forecast situation would warrant greater efforts to stay abreast of international developments and changes and attain the Kuwaiti citizens’ aspirations to transform Kuwait into a modern State. Sheikh Meshaal is one of Kuwait’s prominent and devout men, renowned for success and giving during his service in all the posts he has occupied, Sheikh Mubarak said of the newly proclaimed Heir Apparent.

Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim

All factors of success are found in his traits as a statesman of unique caliber. In addition to his education at Hendon Police College, his closeness to most prominent leaders of Kuwait sharpened his expertise and boosted his potentials, he added, alluding to some characteristics of Sheikh Meshaal. Moreover, the KUNA chief Sheikh Mubarak Al-Duaij noted that Sheikh Meshaal acquired wisdom and expertise of his father, the late Amir Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah, and later enriched his personality by learning from his brothers, the late Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the late Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad. Sheikh Meshaal deeply views himself as a soldier for service of his homeland, Kuwait.

He has never sought to occupy a post however, he has always been designated for the positions and his presence has always been sensed although at times when he has opted to stay out of the limelight. The new Crown Prince had joined the Ministry of Interior and climbed the hierarchy until he became chief of the public inspection apparatus in 1967, when he started revamping it until its name was changed into the State Security Apparatus and he remained in it until 1980.

On January 13, 2004, Sheikh Meshaal was named the Deputy Chief of the National Guard, following the path of his brother Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad, the KUNA chief said, adding that Sheikh Meshaal replayed the same process of restoration in the Guard, equipping the squad with state of art arms and devices and boosting the personnel capacities.

Furthermore, Sheikh Meshaal is famous of modesty, being a good listener; a personality blending tolerance with firmness. Meanwhile, Parliament Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim said Thursday the current term was “not normal and conventional” like previous ones because it faced extraordinary health and political challenges.

Addressing the final session of the 15th legislative session, Al-Ghanim said the Parliament and government mobilized efforts to confront coronavirus pandemic. “We work as one team – government as a house – to make available all measures and steps that will overcome ramifications of the health pandemic at health, logistic, security and social levels,” he said.

Despite mistakes and remarks over the way the pandemic was handled, he said, the general feeling was “success in dealing with the coronavirus, it is a relative success but remarkable, it is nonconclusive success because we are still in the midst of the health crisis, but made good strides in the confrontation.”

Al-Ghanim thanked all those who were working at the frontlines to confront the pandemic. He meanwhile mourned the loss of the late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah who was “man with a size of a nation .. and a leader in the State of Kuwait.” Al-Ghanim commended the “smooth and calm” transition of leadership for His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and his naming of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Meshaal Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

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