Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah has been appointed Emir of Kuwait.
Sheikh Nawaf, 83, was temporarily given some of the Emir’s constitutional duties on July 18 when the Emir was admitted to hospital for medical checks. Under Kuwaiti law, in the absence of the Emir, the crown prince is appointed as acting ruler. Sheikh Nawaf was sworn in as crown prince in 2006, after Sheikh Sabah was appointed Emir.
The State of Kuwait declared an official mourning for a period of 40 days and the closure of official departments for a period of 3 days from today.