At the end, both have left a great
legacy for the region in foreign affairs. They have dedicated their life to serve
the interest of their countries. They will always be remembered and admired by
Saudis, Kuwaitis and other Arabs. The younger generation of Saudis and Kuwaitis
will honor them by following some of their vision and positive approach in getting things done and by doing so they will keep
their legacy alive.
Impact on Foreign Policy
Sabah A. Al-Sabah was born in 1929. He is the fourth son of Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. He
was father to four children, three boys and one girl. He received primary education during the 1930s and then completed his
education under tutors. During his life, he was appointed as, the Foreign Minister for 40 years, from 1963 to 2003, Prime Minister Kuwait
from 2003 to 2006. In 2006
he has become the Emir of Kuwait until today.
Saud Al-Faisal was born in1940. He
was the son of king Faisal of Saudi Arabia. He was father to six children, three boys and three girls. He had received his BA degree in Economics from Princeton
University USA, 1964. During his life, he was appointed as, Deputy Governor of
Petromin, from 1970 to 1971, Deputy Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources
from 1971 to 1975 and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1975 until 2015. During
the last several years of his life, he faced serious health problems including
Parkinson’s Disease, and had had several spinal operations in the US.
We will look into
their life, education and the pollical positions they held before becoming foreign
ministers and after.
Saud Al-Faisal and Sabah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
have been considered as the most influential foreign ministers in the Gulf and Middle East regions. They have championed the drive to
bring stability, peace and prosperity in the Middle East region. Other regions
of the world have benefited from their wisdom and vison. World leaders and
diplomats have the utmost respect for them and their contribution toward world
affairs. They have been admired for their unique statesmanship, great vision and positive approach to all local and international affairs. Each one of them
has his unique approach to diplomacy, political skills and impact on foreign
Al-Faisal and Sabah A. Al-Sabah have
been the world’s longest serving foreign ministers. We will reflect upon their life as a
statesman, diplomat, outstanding approach to diplomacy and diplomatic
World View of Al-Faisal and Al-Sabah As Foreign Minsters