Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
|Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah|
|Preceded by||Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah|
26 June 1937 |
Kuwait City, Sheikhdom of Kuwait
Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Crown Prince of Kuwait (Arabic: نواف الأحمد الجابر الصباح Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jābir as-Sabāh; born 25 June 1937) is the half-brother of the current emir of Kuwait, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. He was nominated to the position of Crown Prince on 7 February 2006 against the tradition of the Al-Sabah family in which the Emir and the Crown Prince alternates between the Al-Ahmad and Al-Salem branches.
Early life and education
Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was born on 25 June 1937. He is son of the late Amir Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
He studied the Quran at an early age and enrolled in schools until he completed his education. He enrolled in a university in the United Kingdom.
Sheikh Nawaf's experience in Kuwaiti politics include his role as the governor of Hawalli from 12 February 1962 to 1978. He was appointed minister of interior on 12 March 1978. Then he was named as the minister of defense on 26 January 1988. On 13 July 2003, he was appointed deputy prime minister and minister of interior. He then served as first deputy prime minister from 16 October 2003 to 2006.
Sheikh Nawaf has four sons and a daughter.
- Nawaf is appointed Kuwait Crown Prince gulfnews, 8 February 2006
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