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Kuwait marks 14th ’versary of HH Crown Prince’s assumption of post

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KUNA chief hails successful march of Crown Prince

His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19, (KUNA): The 14th anniversary of His Highness the Crown Prince’s assumption of the state second ranking post falls on Thursday, an occasion of recognition for a top leader who has served the homeland with great devotion and faithfulness.

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issued the Amiri Decree naming His Highness Sheikh Nawaf as the Crown Prince for the latter’s traits as a man of piety, competence and qualifications that render him entitled to occupy the senior post.

In addition to these traits, His Highness Sheikh Nawaf meets all terms stipulated by Kuwait Constitution and rules of the “Emirate succession law.” Record of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf in politics and tasks spans more than half a century, a period of time during which he had exerted tremendous efforts to place Kuwait among advanced and developed nations.

His Highness’ contributions and expertise in sectors under his leadership have drawn much admiration and respect from various quarters. His Highness, since Kuwait Independence on June 19, 1961, has had contributions in politics.

On February 12, 1962, he was named by the late Amir, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, as Hawally Governor.

He had retained this position until March 19, 1978, when he was named minister of interior, during era of the late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, until January 26, 1988.

Sheikh Nawaf, after liberation of Kuwait from the Iraqi occupation in 1991, took the portfolio of social affairs and labor, effective April 2, 1991, until October 1992. On October 16, 1994, His Highness became Deputy Chief of the National Guard, holding the post until July 13, 2003, when he was named minister of interior. On October 16, the same year, an Amiri Decree was issued appointing him as the first deputy prime minister and minister of interior, retaining this position until he was proclaimed the Heir Apparent in 2006.

His Highness the Crown Prince has had major accomplishments before becoming the Crown Prince – such as transforming Hawally from an unpopular village into a civil district teeming with businesses.

Sheikh Nawaf, during his service as minister of interior, was preoccupied with preserving the country’s security and stability, staying abreast of modern time developments namely in sciences and security. He was architect for overhauling various security and police sectors, a strategy for combating crime.

Moreover, he was keen on obtaining state of art technology to upgrade the national security apparatuses as he had done in the various departments he had served in. His Highness engineered a full scale, meticulous security strategy for protecting the land and marine borders, whereby networks had been installed to monitor all national territories including the Kuwaiti islands.

Border checkpoints were staffed and equipped to abort infiltrations or evil bids by any saboteur against the national security and stability.

Furthermore, his contributions were explicit when he served as the minister of social affairs, taking rapid resolutions to care for the widows, the orphans and the elderly. He also proved to be an ideal supporter for children, women, namely the widows, the old citizens and the workers.

Sheikh Nawaf, when Kuwait was invaded in 1990, helped in taking decisive decisions to face the occupation, placing all military and civil resources at the disposal of liberating the State of Kuwait, playing a role in commanding the resistance, securing the legitimate leadership in Saudi Arabia and commanding the army. His far-reaching vision proved fruitful, particularly with respect of facing terrorist events that happened in the country in January 2005. He had personally resisted the terrorists, was present at the scenes, bent on nipping terrorism in the bud.

His Highness believes that powers and posts should be employed for aiding the under privileged, the oppressed, that people are equal under laws and that all should be responsible for the country. He was supporter of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in his efforts to attain inter- GCC conciliation and reconciliation in Yemen, in addition to his keenness on backing the Arabs’ top cause, the Palestinian question, thus earning in 2018 the “grand Canaanite medal” given by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during an official visit to Kuwait.

Sheikh Nawaf is quite keen on promoting values of piety, obedience to His Almighty, unity of the people of Kuwait, stressing that Kuwait’s progress hinges on the people unity and faithfulness for its service. National Guard Deputy Chief Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah affirmed that His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is a fundamental pillar in Kuwait’s civilization.

Marking the 14th anniversary of His Highness post assumption, Sheikh Mishaal said Sheikh Nawaf has always been a main supporter of much success achieved during era of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

Kuwaiti people will always remember with appreciation and gratitude the extended journey of giving and sacrifices made by His Highness the Crown Prince, Sheikh Mishaal added. His Highness the Heir Apparent, throughout his service in the senior posts, was keen to develop administrative and technical authorities and keep pace with all development at various levels, he said.

Kuwait’s stability, security and fighting terrorism are among His highness the Crown prince priorities, as he is always a symbol of diligence and devotion. Minister of Information Mohammad Al-Jabri on Wednesday congratulated His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on the 14th anniversary of His Highness’s assuming office as Crown Prince.

In a press release, Al-Jabri assured that the Kuwaiti people will always remember actions taking by His Highness towards maintaining peace, security, development, law and sovereignty of Kuwait in every position he held during five decades of serving the country, during which he was one of the most prominent and contemporary figures in building modern Kuwait. His Highness was able to draw attention since he assumed responsibility for Hawalli Governorate in the early 60’s of the last century and made it the largest tourist and commercial governorate in Kuwait, Al-Jabri noted.

Al-Jabri praised His Highness the Crown Prince’s efforts, work, and keenness to the interest of Kuwait and its people and preserving their security and comfort. Kuwaitis appreciate the experience of His Highness; a living example of a patriotic leader who spares no effort in supporting the aspirations of his people towards a prosperous future, Al-Jabri noted.

He pointed to the deep and rooted efforts spent by His Highness the Crown Prince in all positions he occupied, and ministries he chaired and the developments he made to the ministries of Interiors, Defense, Social affairs, and others He also reaffirmed His Highness the Crown Prince’s humbleness and generosity, wishing him great health and longevity in serving His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the Kuwaiti people. Chairman and Director General of Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) Sheikh Mubarak Duaij Al-Ibrahim Al-Sabah, said on Wednesday, that His Highness the Crown Prince through his march assumed many responsibilities that made him one of Kuwait’s prominent figures. In a statement marking the 14th anniversary of His Highness post assumption, Sheikh Mubarak Al-Duaij said that His Highness is a symbol for the successful leader through his continuous giving and accomplishments.

His Highness has great role in transforming Hawali area into a large tourist governorate, as he contributed in the development of administrative, financial, and technical bodies at the Ministries of Interior, Defense, Social Affairs and National Guard, Sheikh Mubarak said. His Highness through his posts keen to confront terrorism, since the 80’s of the last century he led a wide campaign to combat terrorism realizing the size of its threat on the nations, he added.

The history will always remember with appreciation His Highness’s keen to maintain Kuwait’s security and stability and enhance its strength through the unify of its people.