Saudi's foreign minister undergoes abdominal surgery

Prince Saudi al-Faisal, 72-year old nephew of King Abdullah, has been in post since 1975

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal.

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal.

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal successfully underwent abdominal surgery, according to a royal court statement posted on the Saudi Press Agency.

Al-Faisal suffered a minor blockage in the intestines due to adhesions resulting from previous surgery, the court said, adding that he is now in a “stable condition”.

The statement did not say where or when the operation took place.

The prince, a 72-year old nephew of ruler King Abdullah, has been Foreign Minister since 1975.

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