President Trump and Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jabr Al-Sabah – Picture by US-Department of State.
Sunday, 20 December 2020, State of Kuwait: Kuwait and the Gulf states are in mourning after the passing of the late Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jabr Al-Mubarak Al Sabah, son of the late Emir Sabah IV, aged 72. He died merely 80 days after his father.
Sheikh Nasser, who held various government posts over the years including minister of defence and first deputy prime minister, had been considered a top contender for crown prince following the accession to the Kuwaiti throne of His Highness The Emir, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jabr Al Sabah. For many years he served as Minister of Amiri Diwan from 2006 through 2017, the princely court of the State of Kuwait.
In September he still represented his father at a ceremony held at the White House granting the late Emir Sabah IV the Legion of Merit received directly from the hands of President Donald Trump.
Sheikh Nasser Sabah likewise served as an honorary member of the Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Alongside his now widow, Sheikha Hussa Sabah Al-Salem Al Sabah, he co-founded in 1983 the world renowned Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah collection of Islamic art and antiquities.
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