Amir returns home after a successful medical checkup

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (right) waves as he arrives at Kuwait international airport. Sheikh Sabah returned home yesterday after undergoing medical tests in the United States. – AFP

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah returned home yesterday after undergoing medical tests in the United States, according to the official KUNA news agency. He was received by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim, the President of the National Guard His Highness Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, President of the Court of the Cassation and President of the Constitutional Court Consultant Yosif Al-Mutawa’ and senior state officials.

During his trip, His Highness the Amir was accompanied by Deputy President of the National Guard Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Sheikh Mubarak Jaber Mubarak Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, and President of protocols and honorary missions Sheikh Khaled Abdullah Al-Sabah.

His Highness was admitted in a hospital in the US just days before he was scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump on September 12. As a result, the meeting was postponed until a new date that is expected to be announced later, the Kuwaiti agency reported at the time. His Highness the Amir has returned home “after completing medical examinations successfully and positively,” KUNA said yesterday.

On August 18, the agency cited a palace statement saying that the Amir had “recovered from a setback and is in good health now”, without elaborating. Prior to the KUNA report in August, there had been no word on the Amir’s health in official media or Kuwait newspapers.

Meanwhile, His Highness the Amir expressed his deepest thanks to the people of Kuwait and expatriates for their sincere feelings, delight, and happiness they showed upon his arrival to his homeland after the successful medical checkups. He expressed deep appreciation to the people of Kuwait for their concern and follow up on his condition throughout his trip, which reflected on Kuwait’s unity and distinguished moral.

He also thanked leaders of Arab nations and other friendly countries for their constant check up on his health, sentiments, and genuine wishes they offered. His Highness prayed to Allah Almighty to perpetuate the blessings of security, safety and prosperity to our beloved country and guide its people to serve it at all times. – Agencies