Saudi king makes first appearance in 2 years

The 89-year-old king had last appeared publicly on November 17, 2012.

Saudi king makes first appearance in 2 years

World Bulletin / News Desk

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdelazizi on Thursday made his first public appearance in two years in soccer match in the western Saudi city of Jeddah.

The 89-year-old king had last appeared publicly on November 17, 2012, after undergoing a surgery at the King Abdulaziz Medical City in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

On Thursday, he attended a soccer match, the first to be held at the King Abdullah Sports City.

The king appeared in good health, according to a live broadcast of the match.

Press photos had showed the king with a nasal cannula during a recent meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama.

However, on Thursday, he did not appear with the cannula.

Last Mod: 02 Mayıs 2014, 10:17
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