Emir of Kuwait Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah had an operation, it was successful, according to the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA, referring to the statement of the Minister for the office of the Emir Ali Jarrah al-Sabah.

Earlier on Saturday, the office of the Emir of Kuwait reported that the head of state was hospitalized for medical examinations. It was reported that his younger brother and crown Prince Nawaf al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah would temporarily perform “some duties” as Emir of the state.

According to the Minister, the Emir underwent surgery on Sunday morning, and it was successful.