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Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah
Emir of Kuwait
(1929–2008)


Biographical

Emir of Kuwait 2006 dep
His Highness the Emir Father 2006
Crown Prince of Kuwait 1978
His Highness 1978
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George 1979 [UK]

Military Governor of Kuwait 1991
Prime Minister of Kuwait 1978–91, 1992–2003
President of the Council of Ministers 1978–91, 1992–2003
Minister of Defence 1965–78
Minister of the Interior 1962–78
Member of the Supreme Council 1955–61
Deputy Chief of Kuwait City Police 1954-1959

Saad played a key role in strengthening Kuwait's security and infrastructure. He oversaw the modernisation of police and security systems, the establishment of a police academy, and the improvement of emergency medical services. He also played a significant role in international affairs, contributing to the creation of the Gulf Cooperation Council. On the domestic front, Saad was a champion for social and economic development, focusing on providing decent living conditions for the people of Kuwait, and striving to make his nation one of the most advanced in the world. As prime minister, he ensured the Emir Jabir III's safety during the Iraqi invasion by convincing him to leave the country, and he rallied international support for Kuwait's liberation. After the Jabir III's death in 2006, Saad ascended to the throne, however, a power struggle erupted between the two branches of the Sabah family. Due to his poor health at the age of 76, Saad was forced to abdicate after nine days.

Place of death: Kuwait City
Place of burial: al-Sulaibikhat Cemetery, al-Asimah

Son of Abdullah III Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, and Jamila N. He married Latifa Al-Sabah, and had issue.


 




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