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Kuwait emir undergoes ‘minor’ surgery in U.S.

According to KUNA, the emir had travelled to the United States on Monday for a “routine” medical test

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The emir of Kuwait has undergone a “successful minor surgery” in the United States following medical tests, state news agency KUNA reported on Sunday.

Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, 85, “will leave hospital after the usual convalescence period,” the royal court said in a brief statement carried by KUNA state news agency.

The statement did not give further information on the nature of the surgery. However, it said he was operated on following “successful and reassuring” medical tests.

According to KUNA, the emir had travelled to the United States on Monday for a “routine” medical test.

Sheikh Sabah had a pacemaker implanted in February 2000 and traveled to the U.S. in September 2013 for medical tests.

According to Agence France-Presse, He ascended to power in January 2006 after serving as foreign minister for almost four decades and premier for three years.

(With AFP)