18 June 2012

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Saddened by Passing of Crown Prince


Nayef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia


The following statement was issued on 16 June by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is saddened to learn of the passing away 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.  He also made a major contribution to the recent establishment of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre in Saudi Arabia.  The Secretary-General conveys his condolences to The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, and to the people of Saudi Arabia.

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