Riyadh- An international conference on former Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal is to be held under the patronage of HRH the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud.
The three-day event is organized by King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies.
As many as 3,000 prominent figures in the society, including princes, ministers, academics, and researchers will attend the conference titled “Saud Al-Awtan.”
All sectors in the Kingdom are interested in this conference, particularly the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with which his name has been associated throughout his life, and the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, from which he began his career from.
The list of guests is up to 1,000, including 200 prominent international figures such as heads of states, prime ministers, foreign ministers, heads of international and regional organizations, intellectuals, and political analysts, who will attend to know more about the biography of one of the prominent princes and follow the conference’s sessions and public and private lectures on foreign Saudi politic amid international and regional successive changes and volatile political conditions.
The conference will shed light on the immense contributions rendered by the late prince to not only the Saudi and Arab diplomacy but also to the international diplomacy, in addition to his major achievements.
Prince Saud, who was the Kingdom’s foreign minister from Oct. 13, 1975 until April 29, 2015, became the world’s longest serving foreign minister. He had worked in the reign of four Saudi kings, King Khalid, King Fahd, King Abdullah and King Salman.
Several working sessions will discuss various aspects of the multifaceted personality of Prince Saud as well as the salient features of the Saudi diplomacy and major historic events that had taken place during his tenure.