Saudi Prince Saud Al Faisal dies today68 views
It’s been a tough year for the Saudi Royal Family as another great leader and prince died early today, Saud Al Faisal was 75 years old and was the world’s longest serving foreign minister of Saudi Arabia, meaning not only to Saudi Arabia, but the entire world. Very impressive. He was known to have Parkinson’s Disease and to suffer from chronic back pains, his health had been deteriorating in past years.
Prince Saud Al Faisal made countless contributions to foreign policy and relations with Saudi Arabia to the entire world. He was very well known to the international community and spoke seven languages.
His roles to the international community was broad and not narrow. He encouraged leaders to understand tackle the problems which were being faced in the Palestine-Israel region, as well as being a bridge for Iran to Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. He once stated that he regretted that the Palestinian state never took shape during his career. He also had great relations with Pakistan and in 2008, supported Pakistan to have parliamentary elections and said that Nawaz Shariff was a “stable bipartisan candidate”
Prince Saud Al Faisal was very influential to restoring Saudi Arabia’s image after the September 11 attacks and advancing foreign policy in the region.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said this “Saud was not only the longest serving foreign minister, but was also one of the wisest”.