Kuwait’s ruler in US hospital for tests, postpones Trump meeting

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah. (File photo: Reuters)

Kuwait’s ruling emir has been admitted to hospital in the United States for medical tests and has postponed a meeting with US President Donald Trump planned for this week in Washington, state news agency KUNA said on Sunday.

Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, 90, who had been due to meet Trump on Sept. 12, will meet him at a later date, KUNA said, citing a statement from the emir's office.

It had said last month he was in “good condition” after suffering an unspecified health setback.

He had held public meetings with members of his cabinet in Kuwait before travelling to the US.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:56 - GMT 06:56