Osama Nugali was appointed as Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Egypt and permanent representative to the Arab League on April 4, replacing Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Kattan, who had served as the Kingdom’s envoy to Egypt for the last 14 years before his recent appointment as the Saudi Minister of State for African Affairs.
Nugali was sworn in on Tuesday as the new envoy to Egypt during a ceremony attended by King Salman.
“I pray that I will always live up to the expectations of our sage leaders and continue to be enlightened by their wisdom and guidance,” the newly appointed ambassador tweeted.
Earlier, Nugali was the Saudi deputy minister of foreign affairs for public diplomacy, and the director of media department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Nugali earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah in 1980, and a diploma from the Institute of Diplomatic Studies in 1983.
He has worked at the Saudi Embassy in Washington, DC, for nine years since 1988.
Nugali also served as a member of the Board of Radio and Television, a member of the presidency of the Saudi Press Agency, and a member of the scientific advisory board of the UNESCO chair for interreligious dialogue.
He also served in various capacities in Saudi Foreign Ministry delegations since 2000.
Nugali is known for his active interaction on social media, mainly Twitter, as he represents the Kingdom’s voice that defends its positions and interests in local and international media.