FaceOf: Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Maqoushi, Saudi Arabia’s cultural attache in London

Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Maqoushi
Updated 03 September 2018
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FaceOf: Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Maqoushi, Saudi Arabia’s cultural attache in London

Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Maqoushi has served as Saudi Arabia’s cultural attache in London, United Kingdom, since March 2017. He also holds the post of assistant director-general for cultural affairs and public information at Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud Charitable Foundation. He is also an associate professor of media at Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh.
He has previously served as assistant secretary-general for public information affairs at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Riyadh, and also as chairman of the National Products Center in Riyadh. In addition, he has been executive director of Riyadh Chamber Award for Community Service, and the assistant secretary-general of the Disabled Children Association.
He gained a Ph.D. in international journalism in 1994 from the University of Wales in the UK. He also holds a masters degree in international journalism which he obtained in 1990 from Ohio University in the US. Al-Maqoushi earned his bachelor’s degree in media in 1985 from Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh.
Al-Maqoushi has written several books in Arabic in the field of media and other topics. He has also written in a number of Saudi newspapers such as Al-Riyadh.
He has been a member of the executive committee and chairman of the information committee at King Salman Science Oasis. Moreover, Al-Maqoushi has been a member of the resource development committee at King Salman Center for Disability Research. He was a member of the established committee to prepare the National AIDS Awareness Strategy in the Ministry of Health.
 


Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

Updated 21 September 2018
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Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

  • UN official briefd on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen

JEDDAH: Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, Saudi ambassador to Yemen and executive director of the “Isnad” Center for Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations in Yemen, met on Thursday with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths.

During the meeting, Al-Jaber highlighted Saudi Arabia and the coalition states’ support of humanitarian operations in Yemen in light of violations committed by the Houthi militias.

He also briefed the UN official on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen, affirming its support in accordance with three references (Gulf Initiative and its executive mechanism, outputs of the national dialogue and Security Council Resolution 2216).

Griffiths highlighted his efforts with the Iran-backed Houthi militias to return to the negotiating table.

Earlier, Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsin Saleh met with Griffiths. They discussed the latest developments in the Yemeni arena and efforts for peace there.