Former Saudi FM Prince Saud al-Faisal dies

Prince Saud al-Faisal, before stepping down, was the world's longest serving foreign minister


Reuters/afp July 09, 2015
Prince Saud al-Faisal. PHOTO: AFP

RIYADH: Former Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal died on Thursday, two Saudi sources said.

A Saudi foreign ministry spokesperson and family members too confirmed the news.

"May God accept him in paradise," the prince's nephew Saud Mohammed al-Abdullah al-Faisal said on Twitter.

His death comes just two months after stepping down as the Kingdom’s foreign minister, a job which he held for 40 years.

Prince Saud was appointed as FM in 1975, making him the world's longest serving foreign minister.

He was replaced on April 29 by Adel al-Jubeir, the then ambassador to US.

Prince Saud's death six months after Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz died. He was replaced by Crown Prince Salman.

King Abdullah, believed to be around 90 years old, was hospitalised in December suffering from pneumonia and had been breathing with the aid of a tube.

COMMENTS (2)

shaf | 6 years ago | Reply maybe, he has been killed by royal family......
Zahid | 6 years ago | Reply May God accept him in paradise,” Great lost of Muslim umma, we are all with Prince family
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