Biden visits King Abdullah's family

WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden visited the New York hospital where the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah is recuperating from surgery on Thursday and delivered a letter from President Barack Obama wishing him a speedy recovery, the White House said.

By (Reuters)

Published: Thu 16 Dec 2010, 9:41 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 6:22 AM

“The vice president was received by King Abdullah’s family,” including one of his sons, the White House said in a statement. “During his visit with King Abdullah’s family, the vice president delivered a personal letter from President Obama for the king, wishing him a speedy recovery.”

The King had surgery on his back in New York in November after a blood clot complicated a slipped spinal disc. The Kingdom’s health minister said afterward that his health was “very reassuring.”

King Abdullah underwent a second successful operation on Dec. 2 to stabilize vertebrae in his spinal column, the royal court said in a statement carried by the Saudi state news agency.

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