FaceOf: Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Al-Jaber

Mohammed Jaber
Updated 22 April 2018
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FaceOf: Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Al-Jaber

  • Al-Jaber, a military expert and strategist, was appointed ambassador to Yemen just ten days before the Houthi coup in September 2014
  • He played an important role in overseeing the Saudi and Gulf relief operations in Yemen in January 2015

Mohammed Al-Jaber is Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Yemen and the executive director of Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations (YCHO).

He was appointed as ambassador just ten days before the Houthi coup in September 2014.

Al-Jaber was born in 1970 in Asir, southern Saudi Arabia.

He is a military expert and strategist. He received his bachelor’s degree in military sciences from King Abdul Aziz Military College, and a master’s degree, also in military science, from Saudi Armed Forces Command & Staff College. 

Al-Jaber has also obtained a master’s degree in business administration, and studied strategic analysis in the US and planning psychological operations in the UK. 

Before becoming head of the Saudi diplomatic mission in Yemen, he had been entrusted with many different political and military tasks, both in strategic planning and negotiation, as well as tasks of an intelligence, security and military nature. 

Al-Jaber had also led the Saudi delegation in the Geneva Consultations on Yemen peace talks in 2015 and the Yemen peace talks in Kuwait in 2016. He also represented the Saudi Ministry of Defense in the quadrilateral border security dialogue in the US.

He headed the Strategic Analysis Department of the Saudi Ministry of Defense. Al-Jaber is also a former lecturer at the Institute of Intelligence and Security of the Armed Forces.

Al-Jaber played an important diplomatic and political role in Yemen; he helped arrange what is known as the Yemeni legitimacy front.

On the humanitarian side, Al-Jaber played an important role in overseeing the Saudi and Gulf relief operations in Yemen in January 2015, two months before the start of Operation Decisive Storm.


Abdul-Mahdi: Relations between Iraq and GCC ‘must progress’

Updated 18 April 2019
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Abdul-Mahdi: Relations between Iraq and GCC ‘must progress’

  • Abdul-Mahdi and Al-Zayani discussed the development of relations between Iraq and GCC countries and issues of mutual interest
  • Abdul-Mahdi also attended the Saudi-Iraqi Business Forum, which included representatives from large Saudi companies

RIYADH: Relations between Iraq and the Gulf Cooperation Council are important and “must progress, ” Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi said on Thursday.
On the second day of his visit to Saudi Arabia, Abdul-Mahdi met with the secretary general of the GCC, Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani in Riyadh.
Abdul-Mahdi and Al-Zayani discussed the development of relations between Iraq and GCC countries and issues of mutual interest.
“Cooperation and economic relations must progress for the better,” Abdul-Mahdi said.

Saudi Arabia and Iraq have agreed to cooperate in security and intelligence matters, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali Al-Hakim told Al Arabiya television. 
Meanwhile, Abdul-Mahdi also attended the Saudi-Iraqi Business Forum, which included representatives from large Saudi companies.
He also inaugurated an exhibition on Wednesday called “Cities Destroyed by Terrorism” that is showing at the National Museum in Riyadh. The exhibition was organised by the Minister of Culture and the Arab World Institute in Paris.
The Iraqi prime minister arrived in Riyadh on Wednesday for a two-day visit to the Kingdom. He held talks with King Salman on relations between the two countries, and later met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.


His visit to the Kingdom “symbolizes the Iraqi government's vision in aiming to bolster ties with the Kingdom in all fields,” the Iraqi prime minister said on Facebook.
The two countries signed 13 agreements and memorandums of understanding between their various ministries. The deals covered many areas including energy, education, culture and political consultation.