Waleed bin Abdulrahman Al-Homoodi, Saudi ambassador to Burkina Faso

Waleed bin Abdulrahman Al-Homoodi
Updated 15 May 2019
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Waleed bin Abdulrahman Al-Homoodi, Saudi ambassador to Burkina Faso

  • Al-Homoodi has had a long career with the ministry, having served in different positions in Saudi embassies worldwide

Dr. Waleed bin Abdulrahman Al-Homoodi has been Saudi ambassador to Burkina Faso since September 2016.

Prior to that, he was director general of diplomatic affairs at the protocol department of the Foreign Ministry in Riyadh.

Al-Homoodi has had a long career with the ministry, having served in different positions in Saudi embassies worldwide.

Between 1994 and 2000, he served as deputy consul in Houston, the US. After that, he moved to the UAE, where he was responsible for Saudi citizens’ affairs at the embassy in Abu Dhabi. He served in that position between 2000 and 2003.

Al-Homoodi also worked at the Saudi Embassy in London between 2006 and 2015. He was responsible for Saudi citizens’ affairs, then became head of the consular section.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from King Saud University in Riyadh, and a master’s in futuristic studies from the University of Houston.

Al-Homoodi also holds a Ph.D. in political studies in the Middle East and the Mediterranean from King’s College London.

He held the annual Ramadan iftar in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou on Saturday. The banquet was attended by Sheikh Omar Yogho, chairman of the Islamic Associations Union in Burkina Faso, and senior officials.

Recently, the president of the National Assembly of the Republic of Burkina Faso, Alassane Bala Sakande, called on King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah.


Saudi Arabia to distribute 8 million copies of the Holy Qur’an to Hajj pilgrims

Updated 18 July 2019
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Saudi Arabia to distribute 8 million copies of the Holy Qur’an to Hajj pilgrims

RIYADH: The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance has started preparations for its Hajj season book distribution program. The ministry will provide pilgrims with books concerning the rituals upon entry to the Kingdom, as well as the Holy Qur’an and translations of its meanings. Finally, pilgrims will be offered guidance books upon their departure.

The program aims to spread legitimate awareness among pilgrims and promote adherence to the correct methods of belief, worship and behavior. 

The undersecretary of the Department of Publications Affairs and Scholarly Research, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al-Hamdan, said that it has approved 52 books in more than 30 languages for this year’s Hajj season. He added that more than 8 million copies of the Holy Qur’an, ritual books and manuals will be distributed.

Al-Hamdan said that the Islamic electronic library had issued a platform containing all of the ministry’s written and audio versions of the books of Hajj and Umrah to every international airport in the Kingdom, several exit-port centers and some mosques and important sites. The platform is available to all at www.islamic-ebook.com. SPA Riyadh