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The Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond said:
I was very sad to hear of the death of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Majesty King Abdullah bin Abd Al Aziz Al Saud. He served the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for many years with great dignity and dedication. His contribution to the prosperity and security of the Kingdom and the region will long be remembered.
I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its people at this sad time.