Prince Saud al-Faisal, World’s longest serving Foreign Minister passed away [ Current Affairs ]
Prince Saud al-Faisal who was former foreign minister of Saudi Arabia passed away in United States at the age of 75. Saud al-Faisal had retired in April 2015. He was succeeded by Adel al-Jubeir. Saud al-Faisal was the foreign minister of Saudi kingdom for 4 decades from 1975 to 2015.
Saud al-Faisal had served under four Saudi kings and had advanced the kingdom’s foreign policy, especially after the 9/11 attacks in US.
Saud al-Faisal was world’s longest-serving foreign minister. His tenure as foreign minister has seen various extreme events in Middle-East.
- Invasion of Lebanon by Israel (1978, 1982 and 2006)
- Eruption of Palestinian intifadas (1987 and 2000)
- Invasion of Iran by Iraq (1980) and
- Invasion of Kuwait by Iraq (1990)
Saud al-Faisal was son of King Faisal. He was born on 2 January 1940 in Taif near Mecca. Saud al-Faisal started his career as consultant for Petroleum Ministry of Saudi Kingdom in 1960. His occupation of Iraq by a US-led coalition in 2003.
- Published on: July 14, 2015