Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad passes away at 72

Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who passed away aged 72 earlier on Sunday, will be remembered for his generous contributions to the nation over a broad range of spectrums.

The eldest son of the late Amir His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, he was born on April 27, 1948, to later occupy several positions, most recently First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense from 2017 to 2019.

Other posts include Special Adviser to His Highness the Crown Prince and Prime Minister in 1999 and Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs in 2006 in addition to being the founder of the Kuwait Association for the Protection of Public Funds.

In the fields of trade and investment, he founded the Al Futtooh Holding Co and the Kuwait Projects Holding.

His admiration for history and culture was also a prominent feature, as he established Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, a Kuwaiti foundation dedicated to the collection and preservation of ancient artifacts and manuscripts comprised by the Al-Sabah Antiques Group.

Sheikh Nasser is also an honorary member of the Board of Trustees of the New York-based Metropolitan Museum

Source: Kuwait News Agency