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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

President Hospitalized

ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev was hospitalized in Almaty with complications from a cold, the president's press service said Monday.

The spokesperson said the president was hospitalized Sunday, but declined to give additional information about his condition.

However, Interfax reported a spokesperson saying the illness would not prevent Nazarbayev from taking part in a planned meeting with local writers Friday.

Nazarbayev spent part of last weekend entertaining King Juan Carlos of Spain, who arrived in Almaty on Friday for a two-day visit.