Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 24 October 2020

UAE leaders congratulate Kuwait's new Emir, Sheikh Nawaf

Ruler took oath of office in Parliament at noon on Wednesday

Kuwait's new Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al Sabah gestures as he takes the oath of office at the parliament, in Kuwait City on Wednesday. REUTERS 
Kuwait's new Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al Sabah gestures as he takes the oath of office at the parliament, in Kuwait City on Wednesday. REUTERS 

The leaders of the UAE have congratulated Kuwait's new Emir, Sheikh Nawaf.

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa congratulated Sheikh Nawaf after he took the oath of office in Parliament at noon on Wednesday, the state news agency Wam reported.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces also congratulated the Emir.

"We pray for the success of Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al Sabah," Sheikh Mohammed tweeted.

"His humility, simplicity and closeness to his people are part of the values of the noble Al Sabah family.

"We wish well for the Kuwaiti people and their new leadership to continue on the path to glory, stability, safety and a good life."

Sheikh Mohamed tweeted: “We wish Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah the greatest success in leading Kuwait towards further progress and prosperity.

"Under his leadership, Kuwait will remain a symbol of peace, harmony and co-operation. The bond between our two countries grows stronger every day."

Sheikh Khalifa has also announced national prayers for Sheikh Sabah, to be performed in all mosques nationwide on Thursday after asrs prayer, Wam reported.

Burj Khalifa lit up with an image of Sheikh Sabah on Wednesday night as the UAE paid tribute to him.

Sheikh Nawaf pledged to advance and protect the country and its people, and affirmed his belief in Kuwait’s political system, its institutions and its constitution.

Sheikh Nawaf, crown prince to Sheikh Sabah who died aged 91 on Tuesday, was named as the new leader by Cabinet on Tuesday evening.

He pledged to work for the prosperity and stability of Gulf Arab state as he called for uniting ranks in the face of challenges.

Updated: October 1, 2020 12:37 AM

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