Last September, Prince Faisal made world headlines after the Houthi attack on Aramco oil facilities, telling the Germany broadcasting station Deutschlandfunk: “The attack was an assault on the world economy…Iran cannot continue with its aggression.”

Prince Faisal

Is the sixth foreign minister in the country’s history, succeeding Ebrahim Assaf, who was named minister lass than a year ago, in December 2018.While Assaf was in his 80s, Prince Faisal is a fresh young face, aged 45.

He is not the youngest foreign minister in Saudi Arabia’s history, however, as some media outlets have reported.
One of his great uncles and predecessors, ex-King Faisal Ibn Abdul-Aziz, assumed the portfolio of foreign affairs at the tender age of 24, back in 1930.