State TELEVISION showed King Salman basing on an escalator descending from an aircraft (File) Riyadh: Saudi Arabias King Salman reached a prepared Red Sea megacity to “recover and rest”, state media stated Thursday, after the 84-year-old ruler went through surgery to eliminate his gall bladder.The kingdom has actually sought to stop speculation over the health of the ageing king, who has actually ruled the leading oil exporter and the Arab worlds most significant economy because 2015.” The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman showed up in NEOM, where he will spend a long time to rest and recuperate,” the official Saudi Press Agency said in a short statement.State tv revealed the king standing on an escalator coming down from a plane and later on showing up in a convoy of cars and trucks at what seemed a royal palace in NEOM, a location in the kingdoms northwest that is currently under development.The king left Riyadhs King Faisal health center on July 30 after a 10-day stay following a laparoscopic surgical treatment to remove his gall bladder, according to the royal court.A video launched by state media, obviously intended at resolving rumours about the kings health, showed him chairing a virtual cabinet conference from hospital.It is uncommon for the deceptive kingdom to report on the health of the monarch.In 2017, Saudi Arabia dismissed reports and installing speculation that the king was preparing to abandon in favour of his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is seen as the de facto ruler.The Saudi royal family generally invests the summer in Morocco and other European destinations.The $500-billion NEOM, set to be constructed from scratch along the kingdoms attractive western coast, was struck by an unusual revolt previously this year after a tribesman was assassinated by security forces.The tribesman had refused to offer up his land for the project.Under the kings guideline, Saudi Arabia has actually introduced ambitious financial reforms for a post-oil era and offered more rights to women, however also adopted a more assertive diplomacy and entered a war in neighbouring Yemen.The king was the second ruling queen in the Gulf to be hospitalised recently, after Kuwaits 91-year-old emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, amid the twin regional crises of the coronavirus pandemic and a plunge in unrefined rates.( Except for the headline, this story has not been modified by NDTV staff and is released from a syndicated feed.).

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