Dr. Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Salamah, general director at Prince Saud Al-Faisal Institute of Diplomatic Studies

Updated 13 April 2019

Dr. Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Salamah, general director at Prince Saud Al-Faisal Institute of Diplomatic Studies

Dr. Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Salamah is the general director at Prince Saud Al-Faisal Institute of Diplomatic Studies.

He is also the general supervisor for financial and administrative affairs at the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, specializing in the comprehensive management of the major industrial cities, and general supervisor of colleges and institutes at the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu.

He got his bachelor’s degree in business administration from King Saud University in Riyadh in 1985, and his master’s degree in economics from Western Illinois University in 1990. He received a doctorate in economics from Durham University in 1994.

The diplomatic studies institute, in cooperation with the Emirates Diplomatic Academy, recently held a workshop on modern trends in diplomatic training.

The Riyadh-based event was organized as part of the responsibilities of foreign affairs ministries in the Kingdom and the UAE to improve and advance diplomatic practices.

It was aimed at providing diplomats with the required knowledge and refining their skills for their field.

It was attended by Al-Salamah as well as the undersecretary for political and economic affairs at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Ambassador Dr. Adel Merdad.

The workshop was also attended by Egyptian, Jordanian and South Korean officials.


WATCH: Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

Updated 6 min 9 sec ago

WATCH: Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

  • Police say driver in ‘abnormal’ condition

RIYADH: Video footage captured the dramatic moment a car was driven at high speed across the courtyard of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, before finally smashing into one of the doors on Friday night.

Saudi security authorities then arrested a man who was pulled from the car, state news agency SPA reported.

Reports suggest the car was driven at high speed on a road surrounding the southern square the Grand Mosque, also known Masjid Haramain, SPA added, quoting the official spokesman of Makkah region, Sultan Al-Dossari.

He said the incident happened at around 10:30 p.m..

No one was hurt in the incodent the report added.

Investigators said the driver of the car was a Saudi citizen who was “in an abnormal condition.” 

The offender is being referred to the Public Prosecution office, it said.