Officials laud new Amir.

Hope for prosperity

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received on Thursday a cable of congratulations from National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim on taking the helm of power.

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

The Parliament Speaker, in the cable, expressed sincere felicitations to His Highness Sheikh Nawaf “on taking the helm of power in our country; as Amir and leader, the best successor of the best predecessor,” noting he and the MPs were honored to host him for the oath taking ceremony at Abdullah Al-Salem Hall Wednesday.

Al-Ghanim noted Sheikh Nawaf’s traits as a wise, sincere and firm leader of substantial experience in the realms of politics. “Although we are deeply distressed over loss of … His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, we are certain you will follow his path and seek to attain aspirations of your faithful people,” Al-Ghanim wrote.

He wished Kuwait would witness prosperity under “Your Highness’ leadership,” invoking His Almighty to grant the Amir long life and good health.

Separately, His Highness the Amir received a cable of identical content from His Highness Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al- Sabah, Chief of the National Guard, wishing Sheikh Nawaf heavenly guidance for achieving prosperity, security and distinguished status for Kuwait among nations. Deputy Chief of the National Guard Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah also sent a similar cable to Sheikh Nawaf, expressing, in part, strong confidence in his capacity to “sail the ship to a brighter and more aloft future for our dear homeland and the faithful citizens, following footsteps of the late, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad.”

Another identical cable was addressed to him from His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah who expressed pride in the “march of giving and sacrifices” during era of the late Amir, wishing him success in leading the country toward more development and progress. His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al- Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah also cabled His Highness the Amir underscoring his devotion and sacrifices for serving Kuwait. For his part, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah lauded Sheikh Nawaf’s accomplishments for laying foundations of Kuwait’s development, wishing that his era would be blessed with peace.

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf addressed cables in reply to the leaders and former leaders, expressing gratitude for their sincere sentiments that came on the occasion of his proclamation. His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf received at the Amiri Terminal on Thursday representatives of the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and the Kingdom Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz The representatives include Prince Dr Mansour bin Met’eb bin Abdulaziz Al- Saud, Minister of State and King’s Adviser, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Minister of Energy, Prince Sultan bin Saad Al-Saud, Saudi Ambassador to Kuwait, Prince Turki bin Mohammad Al-Saud, Minister of State, Prince Ahmad bin Fahad bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Deputy Amir of Al-Sharkiah Region. The Saudi officials expressed condolences on demise of the late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

They also expressed sorrow to National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al- Ghanim, Deputy Chief of National Guard Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Sheikh Jaber Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Al-Sabah, His Highness Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and a number of Sheikhs. His Highness the Amir, meanwhile, received a cable from Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa Thursday to congratulate him on the assumption of office, wishing him success in his leadership of the country towards development.

His Highness the Amir thanked King Hamad for his congratulatory remarks which reflected the deep-rooted relations between State of Kuwait and Kingdom of Bahrain. He prayed to Allah the Almighty that King Hamad be in good health and for Bahrain to witness further progress and prosperity under his leadership. His Highness the Amir also on Thursday received a cable of congratulations from UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on his assuming the helm of power, wishing Sheikh Nawaf success in leading the country.

Source- Arab Times.

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