SEOUL, South Korea — Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was released from a hospital in the South Korean capital Sunday after recovering from stomach pains, a hospital spokesman said.
Kissinger's condition was "not serious" while he was being treated at Seoul's Severance Hospital and he had recovered after a day of medical treatment, spokesman Han Jin-ho said.
Han said Kissinger didn't receive any major treatment like surgery, but didn't elaborate.
A healthy-looking Kissinger thanked nurses and shook hands with them before leaving the hospital. He didn't speak to journalists waiting for him.
The 86-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate arrived in Seoul earlier in the week to attend a security forum. He also met with South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak.
Kissinger served as secretary of state for US presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.