A handout picture provided by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on Dec 15, 2020 shows Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz attending a virtual cabinet meeting in the capital Riyadh for the 2021 state budget. (SPA / AFP)
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz was admitted to hospital in the Red Sea city of Jeddah to undergo medical tests, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday, citing a statement from the royal court.
He is undergoing the tests in the King Faisal Specialist Hospital, according to the statement, which did not give additional details.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz became ruler of the world's top oil exporter in 2015 after spending more than 2-1/2 years as the crown prince and deputy premier
King Salman, the custodian of Islam's holiest sites, became ruler of the world's top oil exporter in 2015 after spending more than 2-1/2 years as the crown prince and deputy premier.
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