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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Saud al-Faisal (1940-2015)

Saudi Prince Saud al-Faisal has died at the age of 75, just months after retiring from an extraordinary 40 years as the world's longest serving Foreign Minister.

The son of the late King Faisal took office as Foreign Minister in 1975, the year the Lebanese civil war began, and held the office for four turbulent decades. He retired due to worsening health in April.

1 comment:

David Mack said...

He knew how to make an American official feel welcome and at ease, but he never wavered in advocating the Saudi position.