Kuwait parliament adjourns after secretary general faints

Adel Al Loghani was reading out the names of the attendees and absentees when he passed out

Kuwaiti politicians during a National Assembly session last year. Photo: Kuwait National Assembly.
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Kuwait’s National Assembly was forced to adjourn its session on Tuesday after its secretary general fainted.

Adel Al Loghani was reading out the names of the attendees and absentees when he passed out shortly after the session's start at 9am.

Video and pictures shared on social media showed Mr Al Loghani fainting and being helped by fellow members of parliament before a medical team arrived to treat him. He was then taken to a hospital.

Members of the Kuwaiti National Assembly confirmed that Mr Al Loghani had experienced a health scare but was in stable condition.

The session opened on Tuesday morning in the presence of five Cabinet ministers. The National Assembly was scheduled to discuss several issues, which the ministers in attendance were expected to answer.

Mr Al Loghani was appointed as secretary general by Parliament Speaker Marzouq Al Ghanim in May.

Updated: January 18, 2022, 7:46 AM
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