Prince Nawaf Al-Ahmad
Prince Nawaf Al-Ahmad

Kuwait lost one of the most important princes in its history. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah drew a unique path for the State of Kuwait in its foreign policy, as it did not identify with the Saudi strategy despite the strong relations between the two countries. Distinguished relations with Iran, and his country's relationship with Qatar has continued despite the Gulf crisis.


Sabah Al-Ahmad has absorbed the traditions of diplomacy starting from his work in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more than 35 years, as he was considered the architect of the foreign policy of the modern State of Kuwait.

One of the major milestones that marked its course was the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, when its move contributed to bringing global condemnation of Saddam Hussein's army’s move, and from there strengthening Kuwait’s relations with the West.

Sabah Al-Ahmad focused on foreign cooperation on two aspects: one is Arab through the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, and the second is global, through working with the United Nations, Al-Najjar continues.

 The late prince was one of the few Gulf rulers who visited Iran during the last ten years, and imposed himself as a mediator in an attempt to bridge the rift between the leader of the "Sunni camp" (Saudi Arabia) and the leader of the "Shiite camp" (Iran).

Among the external files that Sabah Al-Ahmad recently undertook was mediation between the parties to the Gulf crisis until Kuwait found that the mediation did not produce a result, for various reasons, the largest of which is the refusal of the boycotting countries to amend the demands against Qatar.

However, he stood by Saudi Arabia in the Yemen war, even if the Kuwaiti forces did not participate as intensely as their Saudi and Emirati counterparts did.