| 26 May 2024, Sunday |

Kuwait Emir departs for Europe after completing medical checks in USA

Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah traveled on Sunday to Europe for a private visit, after a successful medical exam in the United States of America, state news agency KUNA reported without specifying his destination.

83-year-old Sheikh Nawaf assumed power in the oil-producing Gulf Arab state last September after the death of his brother Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed.

He traveled to the United States on March 4, as his government is tackling a liquidity crunch caused by low oil prices and the COVID-19 global pandemic.

  • Reuters