Sultan Qaboos of Oman to undergo medical checks in Belgium

Reuters , Saturday 7 Dec 2019

Sultan Qaboos of Oman
Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said al-Said sits during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (not pictured) at the Beit Al Baraka Royal Palace in Muscat, Oman January 14, 2019. (Reuters)

Oman's Sultan Qaboos will travel to Belgium on Saturday for unspecified medical checks, his court said.

Qaboos, 79, has ruled the Arabian peninsula state since he took over in 1970. He has travelled abroad for medical reasons at least twice since 2014.

The court statement said the latest checks should take "a limited period of time" but gave no details on his condition.

Qaboos has no children and has not publicly appointed a successor.

*This story had been edited by Ahram Online 


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