Saudi Arabia's King Salman is in stable condition, after the 84-year-old monarch was admitted to hospital in the capital Riyadh on Monday due to inflammation of the gall bladder and held a cabinet meeting on Tuesday via video call.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today inquired and was reassured about the health of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
In a statement, the Royal Court said that King Salman underwent a successful laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder, reported Saudi Press Agency, SPA.
"Holding the ritual in the shadow of this pandemic... required reducing the numbers of pilgrims, but it obliged various official agencies to put in double efforts," 84-year-old King Salman said in a speech.
The king "underwent a laparoscopic surgery to remove the gall bladder today... at King Faisal specialist hospital in Riyadh," the royal court said in a statement carried by SPA.
In a telephone call with US President Donald Trump, Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud affirmed the Kingdom’s keenness to reach a permanent and just solution to the Palestinian cause to bring peace, which he said is the main starting point for the Kingdom’s efforts and the Arab Peace Initiative, reported the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).