OPEC extends its condolences on the sad passing of HH Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait

No 27/2023
Vienna, Austria
16 Dec 2023

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) offers its deepest and heartfelt condolences on the passing of His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait, to the leadership of the State of Kuwait, its ruling family and people.

HH Sheikh Nawaf was appointed as Amir of the State of Kuwait on 29 September 2020. His period witnessed a number of challenges for the global oil industry, including the severe impacts resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. His Highness’ astute leadership and wise counsel guided his country and the Organization to overcome many of these challenges. Over the last six decades, His Highness continuously advocated for just and inclusive solutions to regional and international issues.

OPEC Secretary General, HE Haitham Al Ghais, said: “It is with great sadness and sorrow that we, at OPEC, have learnt of the passing of HH Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait. His Highness was a distinguished leader that graciously provided guidance and support to the Organization, the Declaration of Cooperation and the global oil market.”

The entire OPEC Family commiserates with His Highness’ family and the people of the State of Kuwait. We extend our sincerest condolences as we mourn the passing of a great leader.

HH Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait

HH Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait