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Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah takes oath as 17th Emir of Kuwait

Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah takes oath as 17th Emir of Kuwait

Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah takes oath as 17th Emir of Kuwait

Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah takes oath as 17th Emir of Kuwait

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  • Mishal Al-Ahmad takes the oath as the 17th Emir of Kwait.
  • Kuwait’s cabinet resigns shortly after his swearing-in.
  • Receives messages of support from Saudi Arabia.
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The 17th Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, took the oath of office in front of the legislature.

The emir declared, “It was necessary to review Kuwait’s current reality, especially in terms of security, economy, and living conditions,” in his first speech as the country’s new head of state.

“I have stressed in my previous speeches that there are national obligations that must be fulfilled. We have not noticed any change or correction” from parliament and cabinet, he added.
Instead, the two entities have “harmed the interests of the people and the country,” he said.

Sheikh Mishal promised to temporarily stop promotions and new hires, following the issuance of an order on December 5th that halted state recruiting for a period of three months, with the possibility of an extension.

“We have warned on many occasions that crises, challenges and dangers surround us,” he said, underscoring “the necessity to reconsider our current reality in all its aspects.”

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The new ruler earlier read: “I swear by Almighty Allah to respect the Constitution and the laws of the State, to defend the liberties, interests and properties of the people and to safeguard the independence and territorial integrity of the country,” as stated in article 60 of the Kuwaiti constitution.

Following the death of Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on Saturday at the age of 86, as previously announced by the Amiri Diwan in a statement that was aired, Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal was proclaimed the new Emir.

A cable congratulating Sheikh Mishal on his elevation to power was sent by Saudi King Salman.

“Congratulations to Your Highness on assuming the reins of power in the State of Kuwait to continue the path led by the dear late brother Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, affirming the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s support for the sisterly State of Kuwait.”

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent a similar message, saying, “We are confident that your efforts will bear fruit with benefit and goodness.”

Shortly after the new emir was sworn in, Kuwait’s cabinet tendered its resignation to him, according to state news agency KUNA.

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