Saudi Arabia's King Salman recovering after 'successful' operation

The surgery comes days after the king was admitted to hospital with an inflamed gall bladder

Saudi Arabia's King Salman was recovering well on Thursday following a successful medical operation at a hospital in Riyadh, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported.

The king had an operation to remove his gall-bladder after being admitted to Riyadh’s King Fahd Specialist Hospital on Monday with an inflammation.

Despite undergoing tests, the 84-year-old monarch chaired a cabinet session from the hospital on Tuesday evening.

In the footage, King Salman was behind a desk at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital, reading and leafing through documents.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Tuesday inquired and was reassured about the health of King Salman, state news agency Wam reported.

Sheikh Mohamed wished the king good health and wellness during a phone call.

Other regional leaders have sent messages to the king wishing him a speedy recovery.

On Thursday, the official statement run by SPA thanked the people of Saudi Arabia for their well wishes.

This is a developing story …

Updated: July 23, 2020 04:34 PM

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