Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, on Tuesday, sent good wishes for the speedy recovery of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz who underwent medical tests on Monday.
King Salman was admitted to hospital in the capital, Riyadh, although Saudi sources told Reuters that the monarch is in stable condition.
During a phone call between the two heads of state, King Salman expressed his appreciation for President Al-Sisi’s concern, saying that the call reflects the depth of Egyptian-Saudi relations.
Both leaders agreed to continue intensive coordination and consultation on various Arab and regional issues in the coming period, according to a statement by the Egyptian presidency.
Earlier on Monday, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported that King Salman is suffering from an inflammation of the gall bladder. The 84-year-old, who has ruled the country since 2015, was undergoing medical checks in the capital, the agency added.
The kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman flew back to Riyadh on Monday from his palace in the Red Sea city of Neom. A diplomatic source said that the crown prince had cancelled a planned meeting with a visiting Iraqi delegation.
After the news was released, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi postponed a scheduled visit to Saudi Arabia, Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said.
King Salman has also received phone calls from the leaders of Kuwait, Bahrain, and Jordan, who were “reassured of his health”, SPA reported later on Monday.