Kuwait Emir Back to Work After Illness
The Emir of Kuwait has returned to full duties for the first time since suffering a mild stroke in September.
Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah, aged 73, received Tuesday the credentials of new ambassadors to Kuwait and also met with parliamentary speaker Jassem Al Kharafi and Acting Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah.
Local newspapers showed pictures Tuesday of the Emir of Kuwait heading to his office at the Bayan Palace on Monday for the first time since his stroke and showed employees cheering, according to Reuters.
He was flown to Britain in September for treatment and returned to Kuwait in January for further rest and a cataract operation in March.
On Monday, the Emir of Kuwait received the credentials of three new ambassadors to Kuwait in his office. His sudden illness has had no direct impact on the policies of the close United States ally.
Sheikh Jaber's younger brother and long-time Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah has been running daily affairs of the small country of some 850,000 Kuwaitis and 1.4 million expatriate residents. (Albawaba.com)
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