Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud has died for an unknown disease.
Reports say Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud died just eight months after becoming heir to King Abdullah. Prince Nayef died in Geneva.
Prince Nayef is prominent on supervising the security affairs of the state for more than 30 years. He is known for his successes particularly in fighting al-Qaida.
At DC today, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed sadness on the passing of the Crown Prince Nayif bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud.
“I want to express my condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the family of Crown Prince Naif, and the people of Saudi Arabia.” -Ms. Clinton
According to Ms. Clinton, Prince Nayef devoted his life to the security of Saudi Arabia and its fight against extremism.
Crown Prince Naif was a key and valued partner for the United States, and he was a dedicated and courageous leader for Saudi Arabia, she states.
“I will personally miss Crown Prince Naif and his pivotal role in enhancing the bilateral relationship between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” -Ms. Clinton
In addition, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today also voiced his sadness at the passing today of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, who was also Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Saudi Arabia.
“Crown Prince Nayef devoted his life to promoting the security of Saudi Arabia.” -Mr. Ban
The UN has recognized Crown Prince’s generosoty who also made a major contribution to the recent establishment of the UN Centre for Counter-Terrorism, which is based in Saudi Arabia.
The Centre was created in September 2010, with the support of the Government of Saudi Arabia, and seeks to support the implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, which was adopted by the General Assembly in 2006.