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Thursday, March 17, 2022

Kuwait: Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled, new Defense Ministerin-depth

Sheikh Talal Khaled Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah (Talal Al-Khaled) was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense by a Royal Emiri decree, on March 9, 2022. Sheikh Talal’s appointment came amid ongoing tensions between the Kuwaiti government and parliament, resulting in the departure of the defense and interior ministers. Sheikh Talal replaced Hamad Al-Jaber Al-Ali Al-Sabah, who resigned in protest to the extended parliamentary questioning, which he called an abuse of power.

Sheikh Talal is said to be close to Emir Nawaf Al-Ahmad.

Our 682-word profile of Sheikh Talal provides an overview of his background and experience, and strong connection to the ruling family. The report is structured as:

-Sheikh Talal’s Family Roots

-Career Path: overview of his experience in the energy sector

-Further Background: basic information about Sheikh Talal


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