King Abdullah leaves for U.S.

November 22, 2010

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz left Riyadh today for the United States to undergo medical treatment for a herniated disc and a blood clot. At Riyadh Air Base, the King was seen off by Crown Prince Sultan and a number of other senior officials. Before his departure, King Abdullah deputized the Crown Prince, who returned to Saudi Arabia yesterday following a vacation in Morocco, to administer the state’s affairs.

The official delegation accompanying the King includes Prince Khalid bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz; Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Saud; Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz; Prince Mansour bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz; Prince Bandar bin Salman bin Mohammed Al-Saud; Prince Mansour bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz; Prince Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz; Minister of Health Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah; Sheikh Misha’al Al-Rashid; Chief of the Royal Court Khalid Al-Tuwaijri; Chief of Royal Protocol Mohamed Al-Tobaishi; President of the King’s Special Affairs Ibrahim Al-Tasan; Commander of the Royal Guard Gen. Hamad Al-Owhali; Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir; and Executive Director of National Guard Health Affairs and General Supervisor of Royal Clinics Dr. Bandar Al-Qanawy.