FaceOf: Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, Saudi ambassador to Pakistan

After retiring from the Royal Saudi Navy, Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki has continued serving in government, this time as diplomat.
Updated 12 August 2018
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FaceOf: Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, Saudi ambassador to Pakistan

  • Pakistani media has described the envoy as "very popular with the Pakistani people due to his courteousness and polite disposition"

Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki has been serving as the Saudi ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan since September 2017. 

He was born in Riyadh in 1970. He earned a bachelor’s degree in military and marine sciences from King Fahd Naval Academy, the main naval academy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the Royal Saudi Navy, located at the King Abdul Aziz Naval Base in Jubail. He also holds a master’s degree from Command and Staff College.

Prior to his appointment as an ambassador, he served the Royal Saudi Navy. As a navy official, he was promoted several times and became a rear admiral.

In 2014, he was appointed the military attache at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

He was viewed as a capable officer at the Royal Saudi Navy. Al-Malki took retirement from the navy to assume the diplomatic assignment in Pakistan. 

According to The News International, a Pakistani newspaper, the Saudi ambassador is quite familiar with the situation in Pakistan and is very popular with the Pakistani people due to his courteousness and polite disposition.

During a meeting with Pakistan’s Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani on Friday in Islamabad, Al-Maliki announced 50 scholarships for Pakistani students to study in Saudi universities.

The ambassador noted that the Saudi government will bear all expenses related to studies and accommodations of the Pakistani students, he added that the number of scholarships for Pakistani students will double next year.

The ambassador stressed Saudi Arabia attaches great importance to its relationships with Pakistan and its people and it will spare no effort in standing with Pakistan and offering assistance and support. 


Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism: Saudi deputy defense minister

Updated 24 April 2019
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Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism: Saudi deputy defense minister

  • “We have to choose between the chaos that Iran spreads and stability, security and development,” he said
  • Delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz in Russia for an official visit

MOSCOW: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman said the Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism and disrespect international laws at the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security on Wednesday.

“We have to choose between the chaos that Iran spreads and stability, security and development,” he said adding that “Iran is spreading chaos in the region through destruction and bloodshed, and by supporting the militias of Hezbollah and Houthis.”

“Houthi militias continue to violate the resolutions of the Security Council and the Stockholm Agreement, ignored UN resolution 2216 and the Gulf initiative…our goal is to achieve stability for Yemeni citizens under a legitimate government,” he said.

Prince Khalid reiterated that peace and security were top priorities for Saudi Arabia, and that the Kingdom was working together with other countries to achieve that aim.

"Today's participation in this conference is part of the continuation of its efforts in combating terrorism for the safety of all people and nations," he tweeted.

The deputy defense minister also said that the Kingdom is witnessing today an unprecedented transformation and development to achieve the vision 2030.

A delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi deputy minister of defense, are in Russia for an official visit, during which the members took part in the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security and hold a number of meetings.

Prince Khalid was welcomed by Saudi Ambassador to Russia Dr. Raed Qurmali, military adviser Maj. Gen. Talal Al-Otaibi and Military Attache Gen. Mohammad Al-Mutairi, along with the deputy chief of staff of the Russian defense ministry and other civilian and military officials.