Kuwait, SANA- Kuwaiti Cabinet on Tuesday announced the appointment of Crown Prince Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as Emir of the State of Kuwait succeeding Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah who passed away today, according to the Kuwaiti News Agency.
“Mourning was declared for 40 days after the demise of Amir of the country,” the agency also reported.
Earlier, the Royal Court announced in a statement the death of Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah.
Al-Sabah is the fifteenth Emir of Kuwait who took office in 2006.
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