At the Gulf States and Iran. He



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.



Sabah A. Al-Sabah played a vital role in founding the G.C.C council. He
considered to be a global humanitarian leader for the support of disaster
relief, peace efforts and advancing public health. He is a respected regional
and international mediator. He mediated in several conflicts around the world such
as the conflict between Pakistan and Bangladesh, Turkey and Bulgaria, and for
all the Gulf States and Iran.
He promoted for an international
response to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in August 1990.


After 9/11
attack in which most of the hijackers were Saudi national, Saudi Al-Faisal
played a major key role in repairing the relation with the USA which was badly
damaged by the 9/11 attacks. Saud Al-Faisal helped to rally
efforts for Saudi Arabia to lead an Arab coalition to bomb Yemen’s Shiite
rebels who had taken over the capital there. He was instrumental in building
the collation during 1990 Iraqi invasion of neighboring Kuwait which led the
expel for Iraqi from Kuwait.


Both have major impact on the foreign affairs of the Gulf and Middle East


Impact on Foreign Policy


Sabah A. Al-Sabah is one of most skilled mediator in the Middle East region
and around the world. He is known for compassion and his interest for will being
of people of the world.  He is known for
his vision to bring reforms to the Kuwait
political structure.


Saud Al-Faisal spoke several languages fluently such
English and French. He was a soft-spoken person. He brought a sophistication
and charisma to Saudi Arabia foreign policy. He was considered as the architect of Saudi
diplomacy. He modernized the ministry of foreign affairs. He was known for his wise approach to diplomatic


We will reflect upon their political characteristics
which made them the most influential foreign ministers in the Gulf and Middle
East regions.


Political Skills



Sabah A. Al-Sabah was born in 1929. He is the fourth son of Sheikh Ahmad A. Al-Sabah. He is father to four children, three boys and
one girl. He received his primary education certificate
between 1930-1940 and then finished his education under private tutors. During his life, he was
appointed as, the  Foreign Minister for 40 years, from 1963 to 2003, Prime Minister of Kuwait
from 2003 to 2006. In 2006
became 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. He died
is 2015.


We will look into their life, education and the pollical
positions they held before and after becoming foreign ministers.




Saud Al-Faisal and Sabah A. 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




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