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Emir of Kuwait recommends Sheikh Meshal Al-Sabah as crown prince

By Marwa Mahmoud

Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah said, on Wednesday, that Al Sabah family had blessed the recommendation of His Highness Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Sabah to Sheikh Meshaal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah as Crown Prince.

Sheikh Meshaal Al-Sabah, who holds the position of Deputy Chief of the National Guard in Kuwait, was born in 1940, and was educated at Al-Mubarakiya School and Hendon Police College in the United Kingdom in 1960.

He joined the Ministry of the Interior and progressed in positions until he became head of the General Investigation, with the rank of colonel from 1967 until 1980, during which it was transformed into the Department of State Security.

He was appointed by the late Emir Sheikh Jaber Al-Sabah in 1977 as head of the Diwaniyah of the poets of Nabat.

 Under a decree issued in April 2014, Sheikh Meshaal was appointed as Deputy Chief of the National Guard with the rank of Minister.

He has held the position of honorary president of the Kuwait Pilots Association since 1973, and he is also one of the founders and honorary president of the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society.

Sheikh Mishaal is the seventh son of the tenth Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who ruled Kuwait before independence from 1921 to 1950, and he is the half-brother of current Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawwaf Al-Sabah and late Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Sabah.

Sheikh Meshaal accompanied the late Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad, on his recent medical trip to the United States of America.