Mohammed bin Mahmoud Al-Ali, Saudi ambassador to Tunisia

Mohammed bin Mahmoud Al-Ali
Updated 22 September 2019

Mohammed bin Mahmoud Al-Ali, Saudi ambassador to Tunisia

  • Al-Ali began his diplomatic career in 1981 as a diplomatic attache at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mohammed bin Mahmoud Al-Ali has been the Saudi ambassador to Tunisia since September 2016.

He first became an ambassador in 2001, and served as the ambassador to Sri Lanka for seven years.

Al-Ali was an ambassador to other countries, including the Maldives, South Africa, Mauritius, Botswana, Madagascar and Libya.

He was the charge d’affaires at the Saudi Embassy in Brussels, Belgium, between 2000 and 2001, and the Saudi Embassy in Bamako, Mali, between 1993 and 1999.

Al-Ali began his diplomatic career in 1981 as a diplomatic attache at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1982, he moved to Rome to work at the Saudi Embassy there until 1989.

That year, he became the director of the ministry’s economic undersecretary, a position he held until 1993. Al-Ali also worked at the ministry’s department of bilateral economic relations.

He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from King Saud University, and undertook various courses in law and diplomatic studies at the ministry’s Diplomatic Institute in Riyadh.

The Kingdom’s Embassy in Tunisia celebrated Saudi National Day by holding a special reception. Al-Ali congratulated King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Saudi people on the occasion.

“It is with hearts filled with love, security, reassurance, accomplishment and giving that we congratulate ourselves and our compatriots, at a time where we see the development and modernization of government institutions taking place in line with the implementation of educational, health and developmental projects throughout the Kingdom,” the Saudi ambassador said.

Preventive protocols issued as Saudi Arabia moves to relax curfew further

Updated 30 May 2020

Preventive protocols issued as Saudi Arabia moves to relax curfew further

RIYADH: As Saudi Arabia moved closer to Phase 2 of the gradual relaxation of coronavirus lockdown rules, the Ministry of Interior announced precautionary measures and preventive protocols for several sectors to follow.

The preventive protocols, prepared by the Ministry of Health,  covers the period from 8 Shawwal to 28 Shawwal 1441 in the Hijri calendar, corresponding to May 31 to June 20, 2020 in the Gregorian calendar.

A ministry official said the protocols are provided for mosques;  the public; petroleum, petrochemical and gas and other industries; malls and retail centers, home delivery service, among others.

The preventive protocols can be found at:

The MOI urged all citizens, expatriates and concerned authorities "to implement these procedures and abide by their provisions in order to preserve the safety of all".

Also on Saturday, the acting minister of economy and planning, Mohammad bin Abdullah Al-Jadaan, said the gradual lifting of the curfew "represents a new stage in the face of the global pandemic crisis and towards a gradual return to economic activities in the Kingdom to its normal levels."
"The decisions were taken after continuous coordination between the Ministry of Health and the concerned authorities, relying on a focused plan that seeks to balance between procedures for reopening economic activities and maintaining the stability of health and social conditions," said Jadaan, who is also the Kingdom's minister of finance.

Al-Jadaan highlighted that the government has increased – during the last period through the state’s general budget – spending on urgent and necessary requirements to face the crisis.

It has significantly strengthened the financial allocations for the Health and related services sector.

The government also launched urgent support initiatives to mitigate the impact on the private sector, supporting the economy and to preserve the jobs of citizens in economic establishments, he said in a statement carried by the SPA.