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Kuwait Appoints New Ambassadors to Riyadh, Washington

Kuwait Appoints New Ambassadors to Riyadh, Washington

Tuesday, 14 March, 2023 - 07:00
Kuwaiti Crown Prince Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah receives the foreign minister and Kuwait's ambassadors to Saudi Arabia and the US. (KUNA)

The two Kuwaiti ambassadors-designate to Riyadh and Washington took the oath on Monday before Kuwaiti Crown Prince Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah at the Bayan Palace.

The swearing-in ceremony was attended by Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

Sheikh Sabah Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad, Kuwait’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Sheikha Al-Zain Al-Sabah, the ambassador to the United States, took the oath to assume new posts.

Sheikh Sabah Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad is the successor to former Kuwaiti Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Sheikh Ali Al-Khaled Al-Jaber Al-Sabah who served from Jan. 2019 until Jan. 2023.

Sheikh Sabah was born on June 3, 1979. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the US in 2007 and has been appointed an undersecretary of the Amiri Diwan for the royal family affairs in Kuwait since June 15, 2017.

He was hired in the Amiri Diwan in July 2011 and later promoted to the assistant undersecretary of political affairs at the Diwan in Nov. 2014. Then he became assistant secretary general of the Al-Sabah Family Council in Feb. 2016.

He was also the honorary president of Al-Ata's television channel and the chairman of Al-Raya Investment Company.

He is also a member of the board of directors of Kuwait Projects Company (KIPCO) and Agricultural Food Products co.

Sheikha Al-Zain takes over the mission from Jassim al-Budaiwi, Kuwait's former Ambassador to Washington.

Sheikha Al-Zain was born in 1974. She is a film producer, journalist, and former undersecretary of the ministry of state for youth affairs.

Sheikha Al-Zain earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Boston University’s College of Communication in 1996 as well as an MFA from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts in 2003.

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