(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, Sept 28 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait celebrates tomorrow (Thursday) the second anniversary of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's proclamation as the country's top leader, its guide toward further development and modernization.
The occasion would coincide with elections for membership in the National Assembly's 17th legislative term, in line with His Highness the Amir's visionary guidance urging for revising the political situation for attaining higher national interests.
His Highness the Amir, in a declaration made on his behalf by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on June 22, announced constitutional dissolution of the National Assembly (parliament) and called for general elections according to constitutional and legal schedules.
His Highness the Amir stated, 'Our goal behind the constitutional dissolution is a certain and sincere desire to see the people say their word on remedying the political process path anew by sound election of their representatives.'
The declaration was a follow-up to His Highness the Amir gracious initiative, publicized by the government on November 7, 2021, when His Highness Sheikh Nawaf practiced his constitutional right granting amnesty for a number of prosecuted citizens. The announcement was designed to bolster cooperation between the executive and legislative authorities and gear up all the potentials for serving the homeland and the citizens.
His Highness the Amir, on many occasions, affirmed his keenness on safeguarding the national unity as a fence that would protect Kuwait and the Kuwaitis and a garrison in the face of perils and challenges.
Moreover, His Highness the Amir, in a statement read by His Highness the Crown Prince on April 24, marking the last ten days of the fasting month Ramadan, noted that reforms would require time and patience as well as people's unity. 'We will spare no effort for protecting our dear homeland's accomplishments and we will not hesitate to take decisions for protecting its security and stability in the shadow of our genuine democracy, our constitution, traditions and norms.'
The country, over the past two years under His Highness the Amir's leadership, witnessed follow-up of the development that had kicked started by his predecessors, while he was preoccupied with following up on issues that concern the citizens, the legislative, executive and judicial authorities.
His Highness the Amir supported all stakeholders who contributed to pushing development forward, enhancing national cadres' skills, stimulating the economy, creating investment opportunities, caring for the youth, backing the education, health and housing sectors.
His Highness the Amir maintained the policy of coordination with Arab leaders regarding the Arab nation issues, with emphasis on the Palestinian cause, as the Arabs' number-one question.
As to the foreign nations, His Highness the Amir adopted a policy of respecting countries' sovereignty, abiding by non-intervention in their domestic affairs, the international legitimacy, safeguarding global peace and security and settling strifes among states through dialogue.
Kuwait declared allegiance to His Highness the Amir on September 29, 2020, succeeding the late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, a coronation that capped Sheikh Nawaf's long record of accomplishments in the service in a chain of ranking posts.
On the historic day, His Highness Sheikh Nawaf was proclaimed Kuwait's Amir in line with the constitution 4th article of Law 4 (1964) according to which the Crown Prince would be the Amir's successor.
His Highness Sheikh Nawaf took the top office following 58 years of service in many ranking positions, as governor of Hawally, minister of interior and defense, minister of social affairs and labor and deputy chief of the National Guards. The last post he had held before being proclaimed Amir was the Crown Prince's position according to an Amiri Order made by the late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad on February 7, 2006.
On September 30, His Highness Sheikh Nawaf took the constitutional oath as the Amir of the State of Kuwait during a National Assembly's session in line with the constitution provision 60.
Born on June 25, 1937, he was the sixth son of the late Amir Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwait's 10th Amir, who ruled between 1921 and 1950.
On February 12, 1962, he was appointed by the late Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah as Hawally Governor, serving in the post until March 19, 1978, when he was named minister of interior during era of the late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and remained at the helm of the internal affairs department until June 26, 1988, when he was appointed minister of defense.
Following Kuwait's liberation from the flagrant Iraqi occupation in 1991, His Highness Sheikh Nawaf took the social affairs and labor portfolio on April 20, 1991, and remained in this post until October 17, 1992.
On October 16, 1994, His Highness Sheikh Nawaf took the post of the deputy chief of the National Guards until July 13, 2003, when he became the minister of interior, serving in this department until he was declared as the Heir Apparent.
His Highness Sheikh Nawaf is well known as firm advocate of righteousness, values, unity of the Kuwaiti people and dedication in the service of the homeland. (end)
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