Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah


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Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah

(jā`bĕr är-äkh`mäd ä-säbä`), 1926–2006, emir of Kuwait (1977–2006). A member of Kuwait's ruling Sabah family, he was the third son of Sheikh Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah (r. 1921–50). Beginning in the 1940s he held several positions in the Kuwaiti government, and soon established a reputation as a shrewd and perceptive politician. After the end of the British protectorate (1961), Sheikh Jaber became Kuwait's first finance minister, and during the 1960s he established a fund that eventually grew to $120 billion and proved invaluable in sustaining the country after Kuwait was invaded by Iraq in 1990. Jaber was appointed prime minister in 1965 and was named crown prince and heir apparent the following year. He became emir in 1977; eight years later he survived an assassination attempt by a Shiite militant. After the Iraqi invasion, he established a government-in-exile in Saudi Arabia, returning to Kuwait in 1992. He frequently clashed with parliament, dissolving it in 1986 and 1999, and actively supported giving Kuwaiti women the vote, which was finally achieved in 2005.
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1983 -- The Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah issued Law 10/83 approving an accord to establish the Common Fund for Commodities, endorsed by the UN Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD), in Geneva on June 27, 1980, and signed by Kuwait on December 1, 1981.
Riyadh, Muharram 1, 1439, Sep 21, 2017, SPA -- Kuwaiti Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Sheikh Thamer bin Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah said that the National Day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is an important national occasion that reflects the high leading international role played by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the social and economic developments achieved under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
The Crown Prince was received upon his arrival at Amiri Airport by Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Crown Prince of the State of Kuwait; Sheikh Thamer bin Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Kuwait's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Saudi Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Permanent Representative to the Arab League Ahmad bin Abdulaziz Qattan; Saudi Ambassador to the State of Kuwait Dr.
1981 -- The Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah inaugurates the first session of the fifth legislative term of the National Assembly.
Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa received at his office here today Kuwaiti Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Sheikh Thamer bin Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.
1986 -- Kuwait's Amir, Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, inaugurated the new headquarters of the National Assembly.
Riyadh, Jumada I 2, 1435, Mar 3, 2014, SPA -- Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Second Deputy Premier, Advisor and Special Envoy of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, received at Al-Yamamah Palace here today Kuwaiti Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Sheikh Thamer bin Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.
1981 -- Then Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah issued Law Decree 14 for 1981 on oil companies' budgets.
Salem Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Adviser at the Prime Minister's Divan; and Sheikh Thamer Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Kuwait's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
1981 -- Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah issued Law Decree 9/1981 on joining an international anti-oil pollution agreement adopted in 1969 and its protocols adopted in 1976.
1980 -- The Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah issued decree No.
1987 -- The Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah issues a decree approving Kuwait's joining of the agreement for establishing the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency.