QT-Online / Tuesday, August 4, 2020 / Categories: Top News Kuwait Amir’s health improving: Prime Minister AFP Kuwait City The health of Kuwait's 91-year-old ruler, currently receiving hospital treatment in the United States, has shown a "remarkable improvement", Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah told parliament on Tuesday. The Kuwait Amir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, was flown to the United States on July 23 to complete treatment after undergoing "successful surgery" at a hospital in Kuwait City. Officials have released no details on the nature of the Amir's illness or its treatment. The Kuwaiti prime minister expressed hope that the Amir would recover and return home soon. In September 2019, the Amir underwent medical tests shortly after arriving in the United States, leading to a meeting with President Donald Trump being called off. The Amir, who has ruled the oil-rich Gulf state since 2006, had his appendix removed in 2002, two years after having a pacemaker fitted. In 2007, he underwent urinary tract surgery in the US. Under Kuwaiti law, when the Amir is absent, Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, 83, the Amir's half-brother, is appointed acting ruler. Sheikh Nawaf is an elder statesman who has held high office for decades, including the defence and interior portfolios. The Amir is widely regarded as the architect of modern Kuwait's foreign policy. Previous Article COVID-19: No new deaths, 216 new cases and 252 recoveries in Qatar on Tuesday Next Article Carcasses of animals slaughtered during Eid Al Adha inspected Print 1022 Rate this article: 4.0 Please login or register to post comments.