Saudi Arabia’s King undergoes successful surgery


RIYADH — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud underwent a successful laparoscopic surgery to eradicate the gallbladder at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, reported the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) based on a statement issued by the Royal Court on Thursday. 

The statement added that the King, who is also the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, will spend some time at the hospital according to the treatment plan recommended by the medical team. 

“The King extended his sincere thanks to citizens of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for their noble feelings. The King also expressed his appreciation to everyone who has called or sent a message wishing him good health from Majesties, Excellences, and Highnesses of the leaders of Arab, Islamic and friendly countries,” added the statement.