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Kuwait's key reformer, son of late emir, dies at 72

Sheikh Nasser held various government posts over the years including minister of defense and deputy prime minister

AP , Sunday 20 Dec 2020
Nasser Sabah Al Ahmed
Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al Ahmed, the former Kuwaiti Minister of Defence, has died. He was 72. AP
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Kuwait's Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al Sabah, the eldest son of the late emir, who emerged as an influential reformer in the oil-rich Gulf sheikhdom, died on Sunday, the country's state-run news agency reported. He was 72.

Sheikh Nasser held various government posts over the years including minister of defense and deputy prime minister.

The KUNA state-run news agency did not specify how Sheikh Nasser died, but he was known to be in fragile health after having a lung tumor removed two years ago.

In a country that depends on oil for some 90% of its revenues, Sheikh Nasser championed bold plans to diversify Kuwait's economy by building up a business hub with a free zone and deep sea port in the country's north.

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