King Abdullah left "tangible legacy"

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Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, King of Saudi Arabia, addresses a General Assembly meeting on the Culture of Peace.UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras (file photo)

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia left a tangible legacy that can still point the way towards peace in the Middle East, according to the UN Secretary-General.

Ban Ki-moon said the King, who died on Thursday at the age of 90, was a driving force behind the Arab Peace Initiative.

King Abdullah, he said, made major contributions to the development of his Kingdom, such as achieving remarkable progress and prosperity for its people.

The UN chief also paid tribute to his efforts to promote dialogue among the world’s faiths.

He added that the King's leadership will be remembered throughout the Arab and Islamic worlds and the international community.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

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