Kuwait's Emir arrives in US to complete medical treatment: KUNA

Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah addresses a joint news conference with US President Donald Trump in 2017. (File Photo: Reuters)

Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah arrived Thursday in the United States in stable condition, but will complete medical treatment, the state-run KUNA news agency said.

“His Highness ... is in a stable condition,” the news agency reported, adding that the emir was accompanied by Deputy Chief of the National Guard Sheikh Mishaal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah.

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The 91-year-old ruling emir recently had a surgical procedure in Kuwait, the state-run KUNA quoted a statement from the country’s royal court saying Sheikh Sabah left “based on advice from the medical team treating His Highness to complete his treatment after a successful surgical procedure.”

Sheikh Sabah has ruled the US ally and OPEC oil producer since 2006 and steered its foreign policy for more than 50 years.

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In October of last year, he suffered a health setback while in Kuwait and was admitted to a hospital in the US during his trip for a meeting with US President Donald Trump.

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Last Update: Thursday, 23 July 2020 KSA 21:10 - GMT 18:10
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