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Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud Biography

Title:
Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“This [2002 Arab Peace Initiative] is the way toward security … Israel can’t keep the land and want security at the same time. It has to withdraw and give the Palestinian [sic] their rights. If Israel does that, the Arab states will put an end to the state of war. That will give Israel its security.”

“Arab Summit Adopts Saudi Peace Initiative,” Mar. 28, 2002

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia, 1975-Present
  • Appointed as Deputy Minister, Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, 1971
  • Appointed as Deputy Governor of Petromin for Planning Affairs, 1970
  • Member of the Fatah wing of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, late 1960s
  • Vice President, High Council for Information
  • Member of High Council of Petroleum
  • Managing Director, National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development (NCWCD)
  • Lebanon Arab Committee
  • Arabian Solidarity Committee
  • 7-Member Arab Committee
  • The Jerusalem Committee
  • Tripartite Committee for Lebanon
Education:
  • BSc, Economics, Princeton University, 1964
Other:
  • None found