King Salman recovering from successful operation to remove gallbladder

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Updated 23 July 2020

King Salman recovering from successful operation to remove gallbladder

  • The operation took place at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center
  • The king will spend some time recovering at the hospital as advised by the medical team

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman underwent a successful operation to have his gallbladder removed and is recovering in hospital, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Thursday.

The laparoscopic surgery took place at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh where the king will spend some time to receive treatment as advised by the medical team.

King Salman chaired a virtual cabinet meeting from the hospital on Tuesday and thanked all those who have asked after his health and wished him well since he was admitted with an inflamed gallbladder.


Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

Updated 22 October 2020

Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has praised the exceptional role played by women during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a speech delivered at the end of the W20, the G20 women’s engagement group, on Wednesday, King Salman said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the Women 20 Engagement Group for their remarkable efforts and commitment to deliver their agenda during these unprecedented times caused by the COVID -19 pandemic.”
The Saudi king described women as the source of evolution for any society and said that without empowered women it is difficult to reform societies. 
“Women are the main source of development for any society. Hence, without empowered women, it is almost impossible to implement any societal reforms given that women form half of the societies and they are the ones who raise up generations. Women has proven through history their remarkable role in leading change and in decision making.”
The king noted that Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 has dedicated special attention to discussing policies related to women across different ministerial and working group meetings.