WASHINGTON: Former United States (US) President Jimmy Carter was discharged from hospital Wednesday afternoon after being treated for a urinary tract infection, Xinhua news agency reported.

The 95-year-old, longest-living former US president “looks forward to further rest and recovery at home in Plains, Georgia,” according to the Carter Center.

“He and Mrs. Carter wish everyone peace and joy this holiday season,” the centre said.

Jimmy Carter Photo: Hans-Jürgen Wege/dpa

Carter was hospitalised last weekend as he was recovering from a surgery in November to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding related to recent falls.

The 39th US president serving between 1977 and 1981, Carter oversaw the normalisation of diplomatic ties between the United States and China 40 years ago. – Bernama