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Kuwait mourns the demise of its first oil minister, Abdul Muttalib AlKazemi.

Kuwait’s first oil minister Abdulmutallab Al Kazemi, who was a witness to the 1975 assassination of Saudi king Faisal bin Abdulaziz, has passed away at the age 84.

Al Kazemi, an-ex member of parliament, was appointed in 1975 as the first oil minister of Kuwait after the ministry gained its independence from that of finance. He held the post for three years and played a key role in the nationalisation of its oil.

 

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