Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah GCB (Hon) (Arabic: الشيخ صباح الأحمد الجابر الصباح; born 16 June 1929) is the Emir of Kuwait and the Commander of the Kuwait Military Forces. He was sworn in on 29 January 2006 after confirmation by the National Assembly. He is the fourth son of Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah
|Emir of Kuwait|
|Reign||29 January 2006 – present|
|Predecessor||Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah|
|Heir apparent||Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah|
|Born||16 June 1929|
Kuwait City, Kuwait
|Spouse||Fatuwah bint Salman Al-Sabah (died 1990)|
Sheikh Ahmed (deceased)
Sheikha Salwa (deceased)
|House||House of Sabah|
|Father||Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah|
|Mother||Munira Othman Hamad Al-Ayyar Al-Saeed|
Al-Sabah was born on 16 June 1929. He received primary education at Al Mubarakya School during the 1930s and then completed his education under tutors. He is the half-brother of the previous Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, who appointed Sabah as Prime Minister in July 2003, replacing the Crown Prince of Kuwait, Sheikh Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah. He had previously been Foreign Minister for 40 years, from 1963 to 2003, making him one of the longest-serving foreign ministers in the world.
Prior to being the Emir of Kuwait, Sabah was the Foreign Minister of Kuwait between 1963 and 2003. During his time as Foreign Minister, Sabah restored Kuwaiti international relations after the Gulf War.
He was also First Deputy Prime Minister while serving as Foreign Minister.
On 15 January 2006 the emir, Sheikh Jaber, died, making Sheikh Saad, Crown Prince of Kuwait, the new emir. With the accession of Sheikh Saad, Sabah was likely to become the new Crown Prince, retaining his function of Prime Minister. However, the Constitution requires that the Emir be sworn in before Parliament, and the oath of office is complex; soon the word began to spread that Sheikh Saad was unable to take the oath in full. Some reports suggested that he suffered from Alzheimer's disease or some other debilitating disease; it was generally agreed that he was unable to speak, at least at any length. After a power struggle within the ruling family, Sheikh Saad agreed to abdicate as the Emir of Kuwait on 23 January 2006 due to his illness. The ruling family then chose Sheikh Sabah as the new Emir of Kuwait. On 24 January 2006, Kuwait’s parliament voted Emir Saad out of office, moments before an official letter of abdication was received. The Kuwaiti Cabinet nominated Al-Sabah to take over as emir. He was sworn in on 29 January 2006 with the National Assembly's approval, ending that crisis.
Al-Sabah dissolved the National Assembly on 19 March 2008 and called for early elections on 17 May 2008, after the cabinet resigned in the week of 17 March 2008 following a power struggle with the government.
An increase of his stipend from 8 million KD (approximately $25 million) to 50 million KD (approximately $188 million) annually
The Emir is a respected regional and international mediator due in part to his place in the Gulf Cooperation Council's leadership order and his forty years of service as Kuwait Foreign Minister and Prime Minister. Under the leadership of the Emir, Kuwait has acted as a go-between for Pakistan and Bangladesh, Turkey and Bulgaria, Palestine and Jordan, factions in the civil war in Lebanon, and for all the Gulf States and Iran. In 2016 the Emir hosted several UN-sponsored meetings of leaders from the warring factions in the Yemeni Civil War.
The Emir quickly established Kuwait as the key mediator from the region in the Qatar diplomatic crisis, meeting with Saudi and Emirati officials on 6–7 June before leaving for Doha to discuss the rift with Qatari leaders. His on-going efforts have been publicly supported by Qatar  and the other interested parties from the region as well as the US, UK, France and Germany. At the beginning of September 2017, The Emir discussed the situation with top officials in Washington, including President Donald Trump who 'hailed his efforts' to mediate and 'applauded Kuwait’s “critical contributions to regional stability”' There was some questioning from the boycotting countries regarding any preconditions. President Emmanuel Macron of France stated French support for the Kuwaiti leader's mediation efforts following a meeting in Paris on 15 September 2017, reiterating June 2017 statements of support for the Kuwait led initiative. Trumo and the Kuwait's Amir had a third meeting, that took place in the Oval Office at The White House on September 5, 2018.
Former President Jimmy Carter calls Sheikh Sabah a "global humanitarian leader" saying, "His support of disaster relief, peace efforts and advancing public health are an inspiration. Other world leaders can learn from the wise example set by my friend, His Highness the Emir."
According to the 2014 Middle East Coutts Report, the Emir provided the largest individual donation in 2013 among GCC members in support of Syrian refugees in neighboring countries, amounting to US$300 million. Also in 2014, The former United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, cited the Emir as a Humanitarian Leader globally and presented him with a Humanitarian Award recognizing this role. Ban Ki-Moon further remarked "It gives me great pleasure and honour to be here today to recognize the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber al Sabah, Emir of Kuwait. This is a great humanitarian day. We are sitting together with a great humanitarian leader of our world".
In 2015, the Emir pledged a Kuwaiti donation of $500 million toward easing the Syrian humanitarian crisis at the UN Summit convened in Kuwait.
In August 2017, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed gratitude for the Gulf country's leadership in humanitarian action, as well as the “dialogue […] and promotion of understanding Kuwait has shown in relation to all conflicts in the region,' adding, 'But it's not only the humanitarian leadership of Kuwait, it's the wisdom, the dialogue, the promotion of understanding that Kuwait has shown in relation to all conflicts in the region. Kuwait has no agenda. The agenda of Kuwait is peace; is understanding.” Mr. Guterres further noted the positive role played by the Emir of Kuwait in the current GCC crisis. and recalled that when he was High Commissioner for Refugees (June 2005 to December 2015) the Emir presided over the three conferences to mobilize the international community to support the Syrian people.
Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-SabahBorn: 16 June 1929
Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah
| Emir of Kuwait
Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah
| Prime Minister of Kuwait
13 July 2003 – 29 January 2006
Nasser Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah
Events from the year 2006 in Kuwait.2012 Arab League summit
The 23rd Arab League Summit was the third one held in Baghdad and the first one since 1990, before the start of the Gulf War. The decision to grant the host rights to Iraq was made at the previous summit in Sirte. Among the subjects discussed were the Iraqi debts to its neighbors and the uprising in Syria. The summit marked the first time since the Invasion of Kuwait that an acting Emir (Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah) paid a visit to Iraq. The summit was also notable as being the first held since the beginning of the Arab Spring, during which the governments of several member states were overthrown by popular revolutions.2012 in Kuwait
Events from the year 2012 in Kuwait.2013 in Kuwait
Events from the year 2013 in Kuwait.2014 in Kuwait
Events from the year 2014 in Kuwait.2016 Kuwaiti general election
Early general elections were held in Kuwait on 26 November 2016. They follow the dissolution of the parliament elected in 2013 by Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in October 2016. Under the constitution, elections must be held within two months. Opposition candidates won 24 of the 50 seats in the National Assembly. Voter turnout was around 70 percent.2019 in Kuwait
Events of 2019 in Kuwait.Alexander Kinshchak
Alexander Alexandrovich Kinshchak (Russian: Александр Александрович Кинщак) (born 1961) is a Russian diplomat.
Kinshchak graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1988, and went on to work in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.From 2002-2004 he was an adviser-envoy at the Embassy of Russia in Baghdad, and from 2006 was Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Department at the Russian foreign affairs ministry.Kinshchak was appointed by Russian President Vladimir Putin on 28 January 2008 as Ambassador of Russia to Kuwait, and he presented his credentials to Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on 28 April 2008.Kinshchak holds the diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary 2nd-class, and speaks Russian, English and Arabic.Emir of Kuwait
The Emir of the State of Kuwait is the monarch and head of state of Kuwait. It is the most powerful position in the country. The emirs of Kuwait are members of the Al-Sabah dynasty, which originate from the Bani Utbah; a federation of clans in the Arabian Peninsula.
Since 29 January 2006, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is the current emir.Geography of Kuwait
Kuwait is a small country in the Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. A prosperous trade center for many centuries, Kuwait came to greater international prominence in the post-World War II era, largely because of its strategic location at the head of the Persian Gulf and oil revenues.
Since 2006, Kuwait has been partially governed by Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and his designated successor, Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Prime Minister and Crown Prince. In the postwar period, these men have supported the strengthening of democratic participation in decision making, as provided for in the Constitution.
Kuwait is located at the far northwestern corner of the Persian Gulf. Kuwait is 17,820 square kilometres in size. At its most distant points, it is about 200 km (120 mi) north to south, and 170 km (110 mi) east to west. Kuwait's area consists mostly of desert.Kurdistan Region–Kuwait relations
Kurdistan Region–Kuwait relations are bilateral relations between the Kurdistan Region and Kuwait. While Kurdistan Region has no representation in Kuwait, the latter has a consulate general in Erbil since 2015. Relations are described as a 'historic friendship' and 'brotherly'. Kuwait has substantial economic investments in the Kurdish region which amounted to over $2 billion in 2017.Politically, Kuwait is primarily interested in forging close ties to Iraq to avoid any repetition of the Invasion of Kuwait in 1990. This includes establishing close relations to Kurdistan, especially since it could fragment Iraq more, which would reduce the threat of a second invasion.Kuwait 25th Commando Brigade
The Kuwait 25th Commando Brigade of the State of Kuwait, commonly known as the 25th Commando, is one of Kuwait's various principal Commando brigades. The 25th Commando operates at the disposition of the respective commander who reports to the respective leadership of the Military of Kuwait; executing, participating, supporting, and carrying all conflicts in which the Military of Kuwait engaged since inception in 1960. The 25th Commando executes general operations in support of the Military of Kuwait.List of Kuwaitis
The following is a list of notable Kuwaitis:
Ahmad Meshari Al-Adwani
Dr. Abdul-Razzak Al-Adwani
Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Abdul Rahman Al-Sumait
Fehaid Al Deehani
Mohammed al Ghareeb
Wael Sulaiman Al-Habashi
Jassem Al Houwaidi
Nabil Al Awadi
Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah
Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah
Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah
Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Abdallah Saleh Ali Al Ajmi
Abu Obeida Tawari al-Obeidi
Abdullah Abdul Latif Al Othman
Sabah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah
Salem Al-Ali A-Sabah
Salem Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah
Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah
Nawaf Al Mutairi
Fawzi Al Shammari
Adil Zamil Abdull Mohssin Al Zamil
Ali Mohamed Al-Zinkawi
Saad Madhi Saad Howash Al Azmi
Alaa Hussein Ali
Zed Al Refai (Zeddy)
Abdallah Al Rowaished
Yousuf Saleh Alyan
Bashar Al Shatty
Fouzi Khalid Abdullah Al Awda
Nawal El Kuwaiti
Shujoun Al-HajriList of ambassadors of Kuwait to China
The Kuwaiti ambassador in Beijing is the official representative of the Government in Kuwait City to the Government of the People's Republic of China.
The governments in Beijing and Kuwait City established diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level on March 22, 1971.List of prime ministers of Kuwait
The Prime Minister of Kuwait is the head of government of Kuwait. As the third most powerful official in the country, following the Emir of Kuwait and Speaker of the National Assembly, the prime minister leads the executive branch of the Government of Kuwait.
Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, the Emir of Kuwait during the period of Kuwait's independence, appointed himself the first Prime Minister of Kuwait on 17 January 1962, after the Constituent Assembly was elected to draft the Constitution.Nasser Al-Sabah
Nasser Mohammed Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (Arabic: الشيخ ناصر المحمد الأحمد الصباح, born 22 December 1940) is a Kuwaiti politician who served as Prime Minister of Kuwait from 7 February 2006 until resigning on 28 November 2011. He is the first prime minister to date that never became ruler or even crown prince.Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah
Sheikh Nasser Bin Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah (born 27 April 1948) (not to be confused with Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah) is the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Kuwait. Sheikh Nasser is the eldest son of the current ruler or Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (Arabic: الشيخ نواف الأحمد الجابر الصباح Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jābir as-Sabāh, born 25 June 1937) is the Crown Prince of Kuwait and Deputy Commander of the Military of Kuwait. He is a half-brother of the Emir of Kuwait, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Nawaf was nominated as Crown Prince on 7 February 2006 against the tradition of the Al-Sabah family, according to which the offices of Emir and Crown Prince alternate between the Al-Jaber and Al-Salem branches. He is currently the oldest Crown Prince in the world.Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah
Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Salem Al-Sabah (born 1926) (Arabic: الشيخ سالم علي السالم الصباح
) is the most senior serving member and Chieftain dean of the House of Sabah.
|Ancestors of Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah|