Events and Photos

A rare picture dating back to 1903 combines the Amir Sheikh Mubarak Al Sabah, Standing on the left Sheikh Jaber Al Mubarak Al Sabah the eighth Amir of Kuwait, the person who stands on the right of the picture is Sheikh Salem Al Mubarak Al Sabah. Sheikh Mubarak of Kuwait with his good friend Sheikh Khaz'al of Muhammarah. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber with Prince Faisal bin AbdulAziz in London - 1919 on an official visit to mark the end of the First World War. His Highness Sheikh Ahmad Al-laber Al-Sabah, the Tenth ruler of Kuwait, poses for the camera after his investiture with the KCSI. The formal attire of the British officials with him, On Sheikh Ahmad's left stands Sir Geoffrey Prior, on the right Commodore Houson, Chief Naval Officer in the Gulf, with C.J. PeIly, the political ant at Kuwait on the left of the picture. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah — the Tenth ruler of Kuwait — receives Kuwaiti citizens in Sief Palace. His Highness the late Amir Sheikh Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah in Britain in 1935. A Historical picture of HH the late Amir Sheikh Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah and HH the late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah, and HH Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah in a visit to the Republic of India in 1940. HH the late Amir Sheikh Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah lead a group of oil men and officials on his way to celebrate the first shipment of crude oil in 1946. June 30, 1946 HH the late Amir Sheikh Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah turns the silver wheel marking the export of the first shipment of Kuwaiti crude oil, and it flow easily through a pipeline to the oil tanker. HH the late Amir Sheikh Ahmed Al Jaber with HH the late Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem and the late Amir of Bahrain HH Sheikh Salman bin Khalifah in Kuwait in 1949. His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah in a cultural event in the fifties. An image combining late Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah and His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah — the current ruler of Kuwait in a formal occasion. The late His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah in the opening of the Chest diseases hospital on 7/3/1959 - where he was health minister at the time. HH the late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah visited Al Arabi magazine press in 1960, and was welcomed by HH Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah when he was the head of the Press and Publication Department by then. In the picture the late Dr.Ahmed Zaki, the first editor of the Kuwaiti Al Arabi Magazine, which was first published in 1958. June 19,1961 His Highness the late Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Al Sabah, the eleventh ruler of Kuwait, sighed the Declaration of Independence with the British High Commissioner in Gulf, Sir George Middleton on behalf of his government, and cancelled the agreement signed by Sheikh Mubarak Al Sabah, the seventh ruler of Kuwait, with Britain in June 23,1899 to protect Kuwait from foreign greed. HH the late Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Al Sabah received the blueprint of the constitution of the State of Kuwait, which consists of 183 articles from the president of the Constituent Assembly charged with drafting the constitution which was ratified and issued on 11 November 1962. HH the late Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem inaugurated the first National Assembly in Kuwait history on 29 January 1963. HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah raises Kuwait flag for the first time over the building of the United Nations after the accepting Kuwait accession in May 11, 1963. In the morning of Monday February20, 1967 this historical photo was taken at the gate of Seef Palace, in the middle is the late father the Amir Sheikh Saad Al Abdullah Al Salem Al Sabah, Minister of Interior and Defense by then. The occasion of the picture is granting senior officers shown in the picture a range of Amiri Medals. HH the late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al Salem Al Sabah granting one of the officials of the Ministry of Interior the Military Duty Medal of Excellency Rank and in the presence of then the Defense and Interior Minister His Highness the father the Amir Sheikh Saad Al Abdullah Al Salem Al Sabah. This was taken in 1969. The late father His Highness the Amir Sheikh Saad Al Abdullah Al Salem Al Sabah inaugurated Kuwait Scientific Research Institute in 1973. HH was the Minister of Interior and Defense by then. His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah when he was Minister for Guidance and Construction, a tour at the radio and television building in the seventies. His Highness the late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah performing the Constitutional Oath in December 31, 1977. HH the late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah in a ceremony held in 1988 at Kuwait Towers. The late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah addressed on December 27th, 1990 at the fifth session of the United Nations Assembly more than sixty head of state, ninety heads of Government, ministers and ambassadors, all have gathered at that historic moment during which HH found an unprecedented appreciation from the members of the General Assembly of the United nations. All attendees have stood and applauded in honor, respect and support of the late Amir and the issue of Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion. The State of Kuwait celebrated shutting down the last burning oil well (Burgan 118) Wednesday morning, November 6, 1991, under the patronage of HH the late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah and the presence of HH the late father Crown Prince and Prime Minister Sheikh Saad Al Abdullah Al Sabah. In 2000, His Highness the late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah opened the Scientific Center of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences in the presence of the Lebanese President Ameel Lahoud. The Center is one of the leading civilized cultural projects in the Arabian Gulf. The center was constructed on an area of 80 thousand square meters. In 2006, HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah delivered the 1st speech after becoming Amir, took the Constitutional Oath, and promised the Kuwaiti people to bear the honesty, take responsibility and work for the State of Kuwait and its people. HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah at the opening of the Fourth International Islamic Economic Forum under the title of (Islamic Countries… Partners in International Development), which was held in Kuwait on 1 May 2008. HH launched an initiative to establish a Fund for Decent Life in Islamic countries. HH declared that the State of Kuwait will contribute the amount of 100 million dollars for the launch of this fund. HH the Amir launched in the first Arab Economic, Social and Development Summit during the period from January 19 to 20, 2009 in the State of Kuwait, an initiative to support and encourage small and medium sized enterprises based on exploiting local available goods and services with a capital of two billion dollars. HH ordered to provide 500 million dollars to start this developmental project. (2 February 2011) Under the patronage and attendance of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah the new building of the National Library of Kuwait was inaugurated in a special location which mediates three important buildings; the House of National Assembly, the Seif Palace and the House of Justice. (2 November 2011) H.H the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah opened the American Cultural Center at the Center's building in Qibla. This building dates back to 1914 where it was one of the first buildings that were built on the site in Kuwait, and the first building of steel and concrete in the Gulf. It was established by the Arab Missionary of the American Protestant Church to be the first hospital in Kuwait and was named the First American Hospital. This memorial building has been restored to reflect Kuwait's keenness to and interest in ancient archeology and converting it into museums for the future generations to learn from, and be a historical reference for them. (15 October 2012) H.H the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah inagurated the first summit of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Conference that was held in Kuwait from 15 -17 Oct 2012. (27 November 2012) The state visit of H.H Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to the United Kingdom at the kind invitation of  Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in which H.M decorated H.H the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, which is usually given to the kings and heads of states as a special honor from H.M Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom in recognition of the links and close ties between the two countries. (30 January 2013) The first donors' conference to be held in support of the humanitarian situation in Syria from the State of Kuwait, with the kind initiative of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. (4 February 2013) His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah opened the Sabah Al-Ahmad Center for the kidney and urinary tract, at the Sabah health area. The cost of this project was K.D. 14.240 million and the total area of the center is approximately 20,000 square meters. This project was built according to the latest international specifications and standards of design, execution and equipment, where it was supplied with modern medical equipment and supplies that match the latest global developments, as it is equipped with the techniques of diagnosis and treatment in conformity with quality standard and the safety of patients. (9 September 2014) His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was honored by the United Nations Organization and named leader of humanitarian work. (31 October 2016) His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah opens Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Center; one of the landmarks of civilization and culture in the State of Kuwait.
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