Life and times of Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah

Sheikh Sabah ruled Kuwait since 2006 and steered its foreign policy for more than 50 years

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Kuwait’s Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, attends the opening of the 30th Arab Summit, in Tunis, Tunisia, in this March 31, 2019 file photo. Sheikh Sabah epitomised wisdom, tolerance, and peace and he was a great pioneer of Gulf cooperation. -Image Credit: AP
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President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan with Kuwait’s Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah -Image Credit: WAM
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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum meets Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, on the sidelines of the summit in Riyadh -Image Credit: AFP
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His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, pictured with Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed, Emir of Kuwait, at Abu Dhabi’s Presidential Airport in October 2014. -Image Credit: WAM
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Saudi King Salman, centre left, is accompanied by Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, centre right, as they enter the Islamic Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, early Saturday, June 1, 2019. -Image Credit: AP
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Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah with Jordan’s King Abdullah -Image Credit: Kuna
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The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, right, meeting with EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini in Kuwait City. -Image Credit: AP
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Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed is seen being welcomed in Baghdad on June 19, 2019, by Iraqi President Braham Saleh, in a handout picture released by the media office of the Iraqi Presidency. -Image Credit: AFP
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A handout picture made available by the Egyptian Presidency on March 28, 2015 shows (front from L-R) Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and Sudanese President Omar al Bashir (middle-C) and Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz (middle C-R) walking in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm Al Sheikh ahead of the Arab League summit. -Image Credit: AFP
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Sheikh Sabah at the first GCC meeting in Abu Dhabi, 1981. From left to right: Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Kuwait; Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah, Emir of Kuwait; King Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz, King of Saudi Arabia; Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; Saudi King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz; Sultan Qaboos of Oman; Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar; Sheikh Eisa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, Emir of Bahrain.Image Credit:
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US President Donald Trump (R) welcomes Emir of Kuwait, Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, at the White House Oval Office in Washington, September 7, 2017. –Image Credit: Reuters
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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi (L), Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah (C) and Secretary general of the United Nations Antonio Guterres attend the second day of an international conference for reconstruction of Iraq, in Kuwait City, on February 14, 2018. -Image Credit: AFP
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UAE President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz are escorted by Kuwait’s Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah (centre) to the closing ceremony of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit, in this file photo. -Image Credit: Reuters
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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, with Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, who came to the UAE on a brief visit. -Image Credit: WAM
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Kuwait’s Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah (R) receiving Lebanese President Michel Aoun at Kuwait International Airport in Kuwait City. -Image Credit: AFP
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Kuwaiti Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad (right) receives the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman in Kuwait September 30, 2018 -Image Credit: AFP
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Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi and Kuwait Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, receive flowers from children at Kuwait international airport, in this file photo. -Image Credit: AFP
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A Kuwaiti man takes a selfie with a life-size cutout of Kuwait’s Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah receiving a certificate of appreciation for his humanitarian efforts from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. -Image Credit: AFP
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Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Shaikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Kuwait’s emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, Francois Hollande with other leaders pose for a group picture during the closing ceremony of an international conference on protecting the world’s cultural heritage on December 3, 2016, in Abu Dhabi. -Image Credit: AFP
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His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, Kuwait Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah and GCC Secretary-General Abdul Latif Al Zayani during the GCC Consultative Summit in Riyadh -Image Credit: WAM
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Saudi King Salman, right, welcomes the Emir of Kuwait, Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah as he arrives for the summit in Riyadh -Image Credit: AFP
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Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah attended Sunni-Shiite joint Friday prayers at Kuwait’s Grand Mosque at along with the crown prince, parliament speaker and several ministers. -Image Credit: KUNA
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Saddam Hussein (right) walks with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah during the 1989 Arab Summit in Baghdad, in a picture from the private archive of an official photographer for the Iraqi regime. -Image Credit: REUTERS
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Kuwaiti Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah gestures in the National Assembly hall as he opens the 14th legislative session of parliament in Kuwait City in this February 15, 2012 file photo. -Image Credit: Reuters
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Sultan Haitham receives Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber, the Emir of Kuwait, in Muscat. -Image Credit: ONA
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A file photo of Sultan Qaboos Bin Saeed, right, and Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jabir Al Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, in Manah. -Image Credit: Mohammad Mustafa
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His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, with Prince Salman Bin Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifah, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of Bahrain, Sayyid Fahd Bin Mahmoud Al Saeed, Oman’s Deputy Prime Minister, Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, Obama, Shaikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, Prince Mohammad Bin Nayef Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Saudi Arabia, Dr Abdul Latif Al Zayani, GCC Secretary General, during the United States-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit at Camp David -Image Credit: WAM/Gulf News Archives
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Kuwaiti Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and other leaders pose for a photograph at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul -Image Credit: AP
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Saudi King Abdullah chats with Kuwaiti Emir Shaikh Sabah during a welcoming ceremony for leaders from the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh. -Image Credit: AFP
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Embassy staff members greet Kuwaiti Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah after he was welcomed by German President Horst Koehler upon his arrival in Berlin. -Image Credit: EPA
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Kuwait’s Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah -Image Credit: Reuters
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In this Wednesday, June 7, 2017 photo released by Kuwait News Agency, KUNA, Kuwait’s Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, left, meets with Qatar’s Emir Shaikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani in Doha, Qatar. -Image Credit: (KUNA via AP)
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Hassan Rouhani is welcomed by Kuwaiti Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah at the airport in Kuwait City -Image Credit: AP

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