Denomination: Sunni muslim
Former Deputy Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Wealth. Founder member of the King Faisal International Charity Society. As Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prince Saud ben Faisal headed the delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the 1976 Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
He acted as Special Envoy of King Khalid in several diplomatic and political missions. Participated actively in pan-Arab efforts to end the civil war in Lebanon. Member of Saudi delegation to Arab restricted summit, Riyadh 1976 and full-scale Arab summit, Cairo, October 1976.
Member of Saudi delegation accompanying His Majesty King Khalid on his state visits to Cairo, Pakistan, Syria, the Sudan, France and Belgium. Minister of Foreign Affairs since 1975.