Saudi Arabia – Death of Prince Saud al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – Statement issued by Laurent Fabius (July 9, 2015)

I was shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Prince Saud al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud who, for almost 40 years, served as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister and worked tirelessly for peace and stability in the Middle East.

Prince Saud al-Faisal, who was recognized all over the world for his sharp intellect, was deeply attached to the independence and sovereignty of Saudi Arabia; he helped ensure that the voice of his country was heard and respected everywhere.

With his death, France loses a tireless supporter of French-Saudi friendship and cooperation.

At such a painful time, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to his family, the royal family and the Saudi authorities and people.

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