Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

   

Personal Details

Name

Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber
Al-Sabah

Born

1940

Marital status

Married with two sons

Educational Details

1955 - 1959

G. C. E. – General Certificate of Education – United kingdom 
( 8 - Ordinary level 6 - Advanced level )

1959 - 1960

Higher Diploma in French language studies

1964

B. A. Degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Geneva – Switzerland

Languages

Arabic – French – English – some Persian

Professional Experience

15 August 1964

Third Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2 October 1964

Joined the Permanent Mission of Kuwait to the United
Nations in New York.

1 June 1965

Transferred from the Kuwait Permanent Mission in New York
to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

5 December 1965

Minister Plenipotentiary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

16 December 1965

First Permanent Representative of the State of Kuwait to the European Office of the United Nations in Geneva.

April 1966

Inaugurated the First Premises of the Kuwait Permanent Mission in Geneva.

June 1966

First Consul General of Kuwait to the Swiss Confederation in Geneva.

6 October 1968

Ambassador Extra-Ordinary and Plenipotentiary to Iran.

1971

Non-Resident Ambassador to Afghanistan

1975 – 1979

The Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Iran.

1975 – 1979

The Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Afghanistan.

22 May 1979

Transferred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

1979 – 1985

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Information.

1985 – 1988

Minister of Information.

President of the National Council for Culture, Arts & Letters.

1988 – 1990

Minister of Social Affairs and Labour.

Jun. 1990 - Apr. 1991

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.

1991 - 2006

Minister of Al-Diwan Al-Amiri Affairs (Royal Court).

Feb. 2006 - Nov. 2011

Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait.

7 February 2006

Appointed as the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait.
By an Amiri Decree by the order of His Highness the Amir entrusted with forming the 22nd Government of the State of Kuwait.

8 February 2006

By the order of His Highness the Amir, bestowed the title as: “His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah” heads the 22nd Government of the State of Kuwait.

2 July 2006

Re-appointed as the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait
By an Amiri Decree by the order of His Highness the Amir entrusted with forming the 23rd Government of the State of Kuwait.

6 March 2007

Re-appointed as the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait
By an Amiri Decree by the order of His Highness the Amir entrusted with forming the 24th Government of the State of Kuwait.

20 May 2008

Re-appointed as the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait
By an Amiri Decree by the order of His Highness the Amir entrusted with forming the 25th Government of the State of Kuwait.

17 December 2008

Re-appointed as the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait
By an Amiri Decree by the order of His Highness the Amir entrusted with forming the 26th Government of the State of Kuwait.

20 May 2009

Re-appointed as the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait
By an Amiri Decree by the order of His Highness the Amir entrusted with forming the 27th Government of the State of Kuwait.

5 April 2011

Re-appointed as the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait
By an Amiri Decree by the order of His Highness the Amir entrusted with forming the 28th Government of the State of Kuwait.

Other Facts

He was the youngest “Dean of the Diplomatic Corps” in   the world, during his tenure in Iran as Ambassador.

August 1990

Undertook the task of supervising the Kuwaiti media in the first months of the occupation and operated the first Kuwaiti broadcasting station in exile.

October 1990

His was the first Kuwaiti voice to be heard over the radio during the Iraqi aggression, saying " This is Kuwait".

He authorized the daily publishing of "The Voice of Kuwait" newspaper which represented the Kuwaiti People.

Sep. / Oct. 1990

Representative of the late Amir,His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad
Al-Sabah at a number of international events, and an emissary of His Highness to a number of world leaders.

November 1990

Representative of the late Amir,His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad
Al-Sabah in the celebration of the Enthronement of the Emperor of Japan.

21 June 1999

Representative of the Late Amir,His Highness Sheikh Jaber  Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah in the celebration of the Centennial Anniversary of the Anglo-Kuwaiti Treaty, held in the United Kingdom.

11 October 2000

On behalf of the late Amir,His Highness Sheikh Jaber  Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Inaugurated the Pavilion of the State of Kuwait, In the Britannia Royal Naval College – Dartmouth, In Devon, South West England.

17 September 2008

The principal guest at the Iftar reception hosted by His Excellency President Georg W. Bush on the occasion of the month of Ramadan.

25 September 2008

His Highness headed the round table discussion on "Education & Health" at the United Nations head-quarters in New York with the participation of His Excellency President of the Republic of Slovenia.

22 September 2009

His Highness headed the second round table at the Summit on Climate Change at the United Nations head-quarters in New York with the participation of Her Excellency President of the Republic of Finland.

8 December 2009

First Kuwaiti Prime Minister to ascend the podium at the National Assembly and stand for interpellation by a member of the Assembly.

16 December 2009

His Highness won a majority Parliamentary Vote for the non-cooperation  motion submitted by some MP’s following the interpellation.

18 December 2009

His Highness headed the Kuwaiti delegation to the 15th United Nations Summit on Climate Change representing His Highness the Amir.

20 September 2010

His Highness the Prime Minister chairs the U.N Second round table session on Education and Health – N.Y.

19 May 2012

Representative of H.H the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, to the United Kingdom to attend the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II's 60-year reign.

21 September 2012

His Highness inaugurated his program at the University of Durham in the United Kingdom (facing the political challenges in the Middle East), where his name was given to the scientific Chair headed by Professor Anoush Ihtishami, in recognition of the support of His Highness to this program.

25-27 March 2015

Representative of H.H the Amir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, to attend the State funeral of Singapore's former Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew.

Academic contributions

March 2010

Donor of the Sheikh Nasser Bin Mohammed Al-Sabah Chair in International Relations, Security and Regional Politics.
Durham University, United Kingdom.

Conferences

1979 – 1988

Headed the Kuwait Delegations to many Conferences of the Arab Ministers of Information.

1988 – 1990

Headed the Kuwait Delegations to many Conferences of the Arab Ministers of Social Affairs and Labour.

Headed the Kuwait Delegations to many Conferences
of International Organizations for Labour in Geneva.

19 - 27 September 2008

Headed the Kuwait Delegation participating in the work of the 63th session of the General Assambly in New York.

18 - 28 September 2009

Headed the Kuwait Delegation participating in the work of the 64th session of the General Assambly in New York.

16 - 18 December 2009

Headed the Sate of Kuwait Delegation participating in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Copenhagen – Kingdom of Denmark.

15-25 September 2010

Headed the Kuwait Delegation participating in the work of the 65th session of the General Assembly in New York.

16-25 September 2011

Headed the Kuwait Delegation participating in the work of the 66th session of the General Assembly in New York.

Committees

 

Chairman of the Petroleum Information Committee 
(at the Ministry of Information).

January 2002

Head of the Celebration Committee on the return of the late Amir His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, from his treatment trip abroad.

Organizations & Associations

 

Honorary President of the Historical Vehicles Committee.

 

Honorary President of the Cars and Motorcycles Club.

 

Honorary President of the Historical Car Museum.

 

A member in various Kuwaiti International friendship associations.

Decorations

November 1968

The Persian Imperial Decoration of the First Degree from  the Shah of Iran.

1984

Decoration of the First Rank of Knight from the Mayor of Paris Jacques Chirac.

15 August 1993

The First Degree National Decoration of the Republic of
Argentina, from His Excellency the Argentinean President
Carlos Menem.

7 October 1994

The Highest Decoration of Knight of the Republic of Senegal  from His Excellency the Senegalese President Abdou Diouf.

3 November 1996

Appreciation Certificate of the Rank of Excellence from the
Organization of the Islamic Conference.

16 September 1997

The Most Distinguished Decoration of the Rank of Lion of Finland by His Excellency the President of the Republic Finland Marti Ahtisaari.

15 November 2005

‘The Giglio’ Symbol, being the highest decoration  of the city of Florence,  presented by the Mayor of Florence – Italy, on the occasion of the Fifteenth Anniversary celebrations of the foundation of the Italia-Kuwait National Association.

17 June 2006

Received a medal of honour from the Union of Arab War Veterans and Victims of War, in recognition and appreciation of his work and commendable efforts for War Veterans in his country and nation – Srian Arab Republic.

12 September 2006

Distinguished Decoration of France's 'Legion Of Honour' with Grand Officer Class, conferred by H.E. Jacques Chirac, President of the Republic of France,presented by H.E Dominique de Villepin, Prime Minister of the Republic of France, at the Matignon Palace - the Official Seat of the Prime Minister of France.

28 January 2007

The First degree national decoration "Qaladat Al-Istihaqaq" bestowed by H.H Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar.

29 January 2007

The First degree national decoration "Al-Ittihad" bestowed by H.H Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed,President of the United Arab Emirates.

9 April 2007

Received decoration of "Grande Croix de l'Ordre National du Mérite" of the Republic of Senegal from His Excellence the Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade

30 May 2007

The Highest Indonesian Order of Merit received from His Excellency Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of the Republic of Indonesia.

13 December 2007

Received a copy of the key of the city of Tirana on the occasion of his state visit to the Republic of Albania.

27 May 2008

Sash of Civil Merits from His Majesty King Juan Carlos I King of Spain.

19 September 2008

Awarded the " President's Medal " from the George Washington University in appreciation for his services to his country and people - The United States of America.

16 July 2009

Decoration of Grand Officer of Benin's Legion of Honour conferred by H.E. the President of the Republic of Benin, Dr. Boni Yayi.

19 July 2009

Decoration of Commander of the "Ordre de la Grande Etoile de Djibouti", conferred by H.E. the President of the Republic of Djibouti, Mr. Ismail Omar Guelleh.

23 July 2009

Order of the Royal Family 1st Class, conferred by His Majesty King of the Kingdom of Swaziland, Mswati III.

16 April 2010

The National Order of Merit (highest ranked order) from His Excellency the President of the Republic of France Nicholas Sarkozy.

26 July 2010

The City key of Santiago, the Republic of Chile ,from the Mayor of Santiago for the role of His Highness in boosting Kuwaiti-Chilean ties.

16 November 2011

The medal of Honorary Citizenship from Lulzim Basha, Mayor of Tirana, Republic of Albania, in recognition of the efforts of His Highness in promoting Kuwaiti-Albanian relations in all domains.

22 May 2014

Ph.D honoris causa from the University of Roma Tor Vergata in the field of comparative legal systems and international relations.

23 May 2014

The medal of “Sigillum Magnum”, one of the highest academic awards of the University of Bologna, Italy, in recognition of the outstanding efforts of His Highness in supporting dialogue among civilizations as well as promoting cultural and political communication in the world.

14 January 2015

A copy of the Pact of Umar, a letter from Caliph Omar ibn Al-Khattab to the people of Ilia' (Jerusalem) when the Muslims opened it in 638 AD, where he assures them of the security of their churches and their properties. The Pact of Umar is considered to be one of the oldest and the most important documents in the regulation of the relationship between religions. His Beatitude Patriarch John X Yazigi, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East for Greek Orthodox, offered it to His Highness in recognition of his efforts to promote dialogue among civilizations.

 

 

 

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