Kuwait Amir in US hospital for tests, postpones Trump meeting

Kuwait Amir in US hospital for tests, postpones Trump meeting

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



By Reuters

Published: Sun 8 Sep 2019, 10:00 PM

Last updated: Mon 9 Sep 2019, 12:35 AM

Kuwait's 90-year-old ruler has been admitted to hospital in the United States for medical tests and postponed a meeting with US President Donald Trump planned for this week in Washington, state news agency KUNA said on Sunday, September 8.
Amir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, who has ruled the US ally and OPEC oil producer since 2006 and steered its foreign policy for more than 50 years, had been due to meet Trump on September 12.
That meeting will occur at a later date, KUNA said, citing a senior official in 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 United States.


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