Ali bin Hassan Jafar, Saudi ambassador to Sudan

Ali bin Hassan Jafar
Updated 03 August 2019

Ali bin Hassan Jafar, Saudi ambassador to Sudan

  • Born in Khamis Mushayt in 1955, Jafar holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Riyadh University, which he was awarded in 1978
  • From 1981 to 1989, he served in the permanent Saudi delegation in Geneva

Ali bin Hassan Jafar is the current Saudi ambassador to Sudan.

Recently, Jafar received in Khartoum the guests of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Guests Program for Hajj and Umrah for this year’s Hajj season. 

Jafar said in a speech that Saudi Arabia is using its full potential to serve the pilgrims in performing Hajj with ease and tranquility, according to an integrated system of quality services.

For their part, the pilgrims expressed their thanks and appreciation to the Saudi Arabian government for the services provided to Hajj pilgrims.

Born in Khamis Mushayt in 1955, Jafar holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Riyadh University, which he was awarded in 1978, after which he earned his diploma in diplomatic studies from the Institute of Diplomatic Studies in Riyadh in 1980.

From 1981 to 1989, he served in the permanent Saudi delegation in Geneva.

He was then assigned to serve in the Saudi Embassy in Moscow from 1991 to 2000. Aside from Arabic, Jafar is fluent in English, French and Russian.

He played a vital role in establishing the Saudi Embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan where he was appointed ambassador and served from 2000 until 2008.

Earlier, King Salman issued an order to host 1,000 pilgrims from Sudan to perform Hajj. According to the directive, the pilgrims will perform Hajj within the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Guests Program for Hajj and Umrah, implemented and supervised by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance.

Islamic Affairs Minister Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh said that of this total, 500 pilgrims would be selected from the Sudanese army and those belonging to the families of Sudanese killed while participating in the “Determination Storm and Restoring of Hope” operations within the Arab coalition forces supporting the legitimate government in Yemen.


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