Morocco's King undergoes successful heart surgery

King Mohammed VI was treated in Rabat for heart rhythm disorder known as "atrial flutter."

RABAT - King Mohammed VI of Morocco had successful heart surgery on Sunday in Rabat, state news agency MAP said.

The King was treated for a heart rhythm disorder known as "atrial flutter", it said.

The 56-year-old King underwent a similar surgery to normalise his heart rhythm two years ago in Paris.

Moroccan politicians and citizens as well as foreign diplomats took to social media to wish the monarch well.

“Congratulations to His Majesty on the success of this surgery, and I ask God Almighty to expedite his recovery and wear him in the robe of health and wellness, Amen,” tweeted Prime Minister Saadeddine El Otmani.

British Ambassador to Morocco Thomas Reilly wished the Moroccan monarch “a complete and speedy recovery” in a tweet.

King Mohammed VI has headed the Muslim world’s longest-serving dynasty since 1999, when his father Hassan II died.

Morocco is a constitutional monarchy where the King holds sweeping powers.