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Kuwait Emir departs for Europe after completing medical checks in the U.S.: state news agency

FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Sheikh Nawaf al Ahmed al Sabah is sworn-in as new Emir of Kuwait

DUBAI (Reuters) – Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah traveled on Sunday to Europe for a private visi, after a sucessful medical exam in the United States, state news agency KUNA reported without specifying his destination.

Sheikh Nawaf, 83, 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 coronavirus pandemic.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli, editing by Louise Heavens)

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