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Kuwait mourns former parliament speaker Adsani

KUWAIT: Kuwait on Wednesday lost Mohammad Yousef Al-Adsani, former speaker of the National Assembly (1981-1985) and one of the pioneers of political and parliamentary work in the country. Adsani was born in Kuwait in 1925, and his career was full of parliamentary, governmental, political and diplomatic work. Adsani participated in several National Assembly elections and won the 1963 and 1981 elections, while he lost in the 1967 and 1985 elections.

Adsani also held ministerial portfolios; he served as minister of planning in 1976-1978 and minister of public works in 1978. He also served as president of the Municipal Council, member of the Planning Council and ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Lebanon.

HH the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of condolences on Wednesday to the family of Adsani. HH the Amir extolled Adsani’s great contributions to parliamentary action and his professionalism and wise leadership of the National Assembly. He also recalled Adsani’s dedication and great service to the dear homeland, which made everybody hold him in high esteem. HH the Amir prayed to Allah the Almighty to lodge Adsani in paradise and grant his family patience and solace.

HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah also sent a cable of condolences to the family of Adsani. In the cable, HH the Crown Prince recalled the outstanding contributions made by Adsani and the distinguished sincerity and loyalty in serving the dear country during his holding of various high positions with efficiency and competence. HH the Crown Prince expressed sympathy and deep condolences to Adsani’s family, praying to Allah the Almighty to bestow mercy on Adsani’s soul and patience and solace on his family. – KUNA

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