Sheikh Meshaal Al-Ahmad
Sheikh Meshaal Al-Ahmad

The Kuwaiti National Assembly said on Twitter that it agreed today, Thursday, to appoint Sheikh Meshaal Al-Ahmad as Crown Prince, after the new Emir of the country recommended him.

The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawwaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, had issued an Emiri decree to recommend Sheikh Meshaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as heir.

Sheikh Meshaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is the deputy head of the National Guard, and he is the seventh son of Sheikh Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Sheikh Meshaal had joined the Ministry of Interior and rose in positions until he became head of the General Investigation at that time with the rank of colonel from 1967 until 1980.