Kuwait's First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Sunday paid tribute to Late Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal.
Al-Faisal had a long and copious history and a lofty stature on the international diplomatic and political scene, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled told KUNA on the sidelines of the inauguration of an international conference on the late Prince organized by King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies (KFCRIS) and patronized by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.
The minister added that as a diplomat, he had the chance to be close to Prince Saud in scores of regional, Arab and international events, adding that he was lucky, and honored, to work side by side with him, as he gained a lot from his long and rich experience.
In addition to Prince Saud's being a privileged diplomat, he often won great admiration for his deep literary, cultural and historical knowledge, he added.
The late Prince employed his deep knowledge and experience so professionally and skillfully to serve the Kingdom and the Gulf states, as well as supporting and defending the Arab and Islamic causes, and the international security and peace, and welfare of humankind, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled said.
For the Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Prince Saud had unique capabilities for making, and implementing, political decisions, armed with deep confidence and support of Saudi Monarchs over the four decades he was in office as the Kingdom's chief diplomat.
Over 40 years, Prince Saud realized the pivotal status of the Kingdom at the heart of the Muslim world, and sought to support Islam and defend its human message, defending it against all lies and accusations falsely associated to the religion, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled said.
The three-day conference on Prince Saud will address his political career through general sessions and lectures on the Kingdom's foreign policy amid accelerating regional and international changes and volatile political conditions.