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Kissinger released from S Korean hospital

Last Updated: Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 12:07

Seoul: Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger was discharged from hospital in the South Korean capital Seoul on Sunday after being treated for a minor stomach problem, officials said.
Kissinger, 86, was admitted to Severance Hospital on Saturday after complaining of stomach pain, according to the hospital and the US embassy.

"Mr Kissinger has just been released from hospital, healthy," a hospital spokesman said.

"I understand he had a minor stomach ache."

The former top US diplomat had been in Seoul since Wednesday to address a security forum. He also met President Lee Myung-Bak on Friday.

Kissinger was secretary of state during the Nixon and Ford administrations. He had originally been due to leave Seoul on Saturday.


First Published: Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 12:07
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