Kuwait’s parliament has unanimously endorsed Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah as the new crown prince of the US-allied OPEC state, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported on Thursday.
Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah had on Wednesday named Sheikh Meshal the new crown prince of Kuwait.
The country will continue to be committed to democracy, the new crown prince said after he was sworn in in front of parliament.
Sheikh Meshal affirmed that he stands by the international and regional committments of Kuwait, KUNA reported.
Sheikh Nawaf assumed power as the new Emir of Kuwait following the death of 91-year-old Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah last week.