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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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1987 -- The late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issue decree on combating illegal drugs, the use of it, and organized crime.
At King Khalid International Airport, he was seen off by Prince Mohammed bin Abdurrahman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of Riyadh region; Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to the Kingdom Sheikh Thamer Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and a representative of the Royal Protocol.
After the liberation of Kuwait, in 1992 he became adviser to the office of the late Emir Shaikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah. He held that position until 2001.
The last incoming state visit from oil-rich Kuwait was 17 years ago, when the late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah visited the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
He recalled the role of late leaders Hafez al-Assad and Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in establishing solid cooperation relations, stressing that the Emir's visit to Damascus comes within the framework of promoting the process of cooperation and building on what has been done in this regard.
Under the directives of late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the late Father Amir Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah and help of Kuwaitis, the country was able to gain support of the international community and to triumph liberation.
At King Khalid International Airport, the Crown Prince of Kuwait was received by Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region; Kuwaiti ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Sheikh Thamer Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and a number of officials.
The people of Kuwait recall with pride and deep admiration the patriotic efforts by the late Amir His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Father Amir Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah during the hateful occupation.
2003 -- Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issues a decree forming Kuwait's 21st cabinet headed by Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
2000 -- Kuwait and Saudi Arabia complete demarcation of maritime borders and celebrated the occasion in a ceremony at Bayan Palace with presence of late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the back then Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, and Chief of the National Guard the late Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz.
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1991 -- The Public Authority for Assessment of Compensation for Damages resulting from the Iraqi Aggression was founded by a decree by late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The body, responsible for all aspects of the UN Compensation Commission claims by Kuwait, was an independent government entity under the Cabinet's jurisdictions.