Field Marshal Haftar Thanks Saudi King for Successful Surgery of Libyan Twins – Al Marsad

The Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar, sent a written letter to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdelaziz, appreciating the honourable stance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the royal patronage of the recent successful surgery conducted at King Abdulaziz Medical City in the Saudi capital, Riyadh for the Libyan conjoined twins, Ahmed and Mohammed Abdullah, who were born in Tripoli five months ago.

[Libya, 18 November 2019] – The letter said: “I am delighted to send my best greetings of cordiality and appreciation to my dear brother, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. I deeply cherish and highly appreciate the relations of solidarity between the two countries and the historical ties that bind the people of Libya and Saudi Arabia that have reached a level of fraternity and integration. You have always been keen to elevate and consolidate the relations between our two countries,” Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar wrote.

The LNA Commander-in-Chief highlighted the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s royal patronage for the critical surgery of separating the Libyan Siamese twins, Mohammed and Ahmed, which culminated in success in light of the outstanding achievements and progress in the medical care sector in the Kingdom, and which represents a source of pride not only for Saudi Arabia, but also for the entire Arab nation.

A team of surgeons, led by Dr. Abdullah Alrabeeah, successfully separated the Libyan twins in a major surgery that lasted for fifteen hours and was conducted at King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh. After the successful operation, the twins were hospitalized in the intensive care unit to begin their recovery.

© Al Marsad English (2019)

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