Kuwait's crown prince Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah stepped in as partial ruler on Saturday
Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah underwent a “successful surgery” Sunday morning, state-run Kuwait News Agency reported.
The 91-year-old ruler had been admitted to hospital on Saturday for medical tests.
Kuwait's crown prince Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah stepped in as partial ruler on Saturday, state news agency KUNA said.
"The crown prince (Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al-Sabah) is to temporarily execute certain prerogatives of the emir," his half-brother, the head of state's office announced, quoted by KUNA.
In September 2019, Sheikh Sabah underwent medical tests shortly after arriving in the United States, leading to a meeting with President Donald Trump being called off.
The emir had his appendix removed in 2002, two years after having a pacemaker implanted. In 2007, he underwent urinary tract surgery in the United States.