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Prince Saud Al Faisal, former Saudi Foreign Minister passed away

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(Jeddah-AlummahWorld, Ramadan 22, 1436, July 09, 2015) Saudi Arabia’s former foreign minister and dauntless advocate of Muslim Ummah, Prince Saud Al Faisal passed away on Thursday, 22nd RAMADAN at the age of 75, just two months after he was replaced following 40 years of services as the Foreign Minister of KSA.

Nawaf al-Faisal, a relative, announced the death on Facebook, while a foreign ministry spokesman also confirmed the death on Twitter and expressed condolences.

"I wish I could deny the rumour of the news of your death," the spokesman Osama Nugali tweeted.
Prince Saud's nephew Saud Mohammed al-Abdullah al-Faisal also acknowledged the death of the veteran diplomat. "May God accept him in paradise," he wrote on Twitter. 

Prince Saud, who was appointed in 1975, was the world’s longest serving foreign minister when he was replaced on April 29 by Adel al-Jubeir, the then ambassador to Washington.
Prince Saud retained an influential position in Saudi foreign policy circles even after his replacement, serving as an official adviser to King Salman, who took power in January, and was sometimes present when foreign leaders met the monarch.

Prince Saud's tenure covered Israeli invasions of Lebanon in 1978, 1982 and 2006, the Palestinian intifadas that erupted in 1987 and 2000, Iraq's invasion of Iran in 1980 and Kuwait in 1990, and a U.S.-led coalition's occupation of Iraq in 2003.

Due to his strong leadership as a foreign minister, late Saud Al Faisal enjoyed extraordinary respect among the Muslims nations and masses.