New York, 16 June 2012 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the passing of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia
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 UN Counter-Terrorism Center 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.