King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

TIME 100 2015 Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud
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Saudi Arabia’s ruler

Few heads of state have the history and tradition of statesmanship that His Majesty the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman holds today.

King Salman carries with him the best traditions of leadership and stands uniquely qualified to lead the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia toward the future. His Majesty has worked, since an early age, alongside most of the Kings of Saudi Arabia in building his country, and is personally credited with building its capital, Riyadh, into a modern global city.

King Salman’s dedication to the service and defense of our faith is something he holds at the heart of his duties toward the Muslim nation. Today this man of principle brings his vast experience and deep wisdom, at a critical point in history, to chart the course forward, not only for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its people but also for our region and the world.

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