Naif bin Marzouq Al-Fahadi, Saudi ambassador to Japan

Naif bin Marzouq Al-Fahadi
Updated 29 June 2019

Naif bin Marzouq Al-Fahadi, Saudi ambassador to Japan

Naif bin Marzouq Al-Fahadi has been the Saudi ambassador to Japan since February 2019.
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was one of the G20 leaders meeting in the Japanese city of Osaka. The leaders met and discussed the digital economy and global trade and investment. Next year, Saudi Arabia will become the first Middle Eastern country to host the event, in Riyadh.
Al-Fahadi said: “The recent reforms in the Kingdom, especially economic ones, have contributed to strengthening the image of the Kingdom globally and raising its level of influence in international forums.”
Al-Fahadi was born in 1973. For his higher education, he went to Japan’s Miyazaki University, from where he got his bachelor’s degree in comparative studies.
He received his master’s degree in law from Monash University in Australia. After that, he came to Saudi Arabia where he became a part of many organizations.
Al-Fahadi has actively held many positions in Saudi Arabia, including serving on the board of directors of the Misk Foundation and as an adviser to its president.
Al-Fahadi was also a member of the Saudi Shoura Council in 2013. He served as an adviser to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority and as a member of the teaching staff at the Institute of Banking in Saudi Arabia.
In the field of governance and management, he served as a specialized consultant. He also took the role of the CEO of Riyadh Competitiveness Center.
He was also a member of the governance team of the Ahli Financial Group.


Saudi health minister promises to procure tested vaccine

Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah. (AP)
Updated 20 October 2020

Saudi health minister promises to procure tested vaccine

  • COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Saudi Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah on Monday said the Kingdom will procure vaccine for the novel coronavirus once it is confirmed to be safe and effective.

He said research on the vaccine is underway in a number of countries and the Saudi health authorities are following the developments.
The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases continues to decline in the Kingdom with the recovery rate from the illness rising to 96 percent. The minister attributed the decline on the “commitment to health precautions.”
“I also thank my fellow health practitioners for their wonderful efforts,” Al-Rabiah said.
Commenting on the second and stronger wave of COVID-19 in some countries, he said it was due to a lack of “commitment to social distancing” and failure to wear masks and taking other precautions.
He ruled out any leniency on part of the government in its fight against the virus. The minister said it is necessary to abide by precautionary measures to keep the virus at bay.

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• Saudi Arabia recorded 381 new infections on Monday.

• With 16 new fatalities, the virus-related death toll has risen to 5,201.

“We (all) are in one boat, and the failure of some affects everyone, so we must work together” to check the spread of the virus.
He also advised people who show COVID-19 symptoms to visit Tetamman (rest assured) clinics.
“Appointments can be made through the ministry’s Sehaty app, and anyone who has any questions or wants to consult a doctor can call 937,” the minister said.
Saudi Arabia recorded 381 new infections on Monday. The total number of COVID-19 cases has reached 348,583 since the beginning of the outbreak in the Kingdom.
The Health Ministry said 16 more people died due to complications caused by the virus raising the death toll to 5,201. The ministry also reported 357 new recoveries. The total number of recovered cases has now increased to 328,895.