Abdulfattah bin Sulaiman Mashat, Saudi deputy minister of Hajj and Umrah

Abdulfattah bin Sulaiman Mashat
Updated 09 October 2019

Abdulfattah bin Sulaiman Mashat, Saudi deputy minister of Hajj and Umrah

  • Previously, Dr. Mashat served at several public universities
  • Dr. Mashat holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from KAU

Dr. Abdulfattah bin Sulaiman Mashat has been the Saudi deputy minister of Hajj and Umrah since his appointment in October 2017.

Previously, Dr. Mashat served at several public universities. His most recent position was the president of the University of Jeddah between June 2016 and October 2017.

Prior to that, he held several key positions at King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) in Jeddah where he served for 11 years. His responsibilities included setting KAU’s academic and strategic planning, international and institutional accreditations, institutional research, assurance and quality assurance. He was the vice president for the development department at King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah for four years between 2013 and 2016. 

Dr. Mashat was also the dean of admissions and registration and director of the information technology center at KAU. During his tenure, KAU earned a higher world ranking. Between 2004 and 2013, Dr. Mashat was a part-time consultant for the General Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques and was involved in the development of e-government systems.

Dr. Mashat holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from KAU, as well as master’s and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Leeds in the UK. 

He visited the Saudi Ministry of Interior’s pavilion at GITEX Technology 2019 in Dubai on Monday. Dr. Mashat was received by Undersecretary of the Saudi Ministry of Interior for Security Abilities Maj. Gen. Fahd bin Zarah. Mashat was briefed on the contents of the pavilion.


King Salman receives Kuwaiti deputy PM

Updated 23 October 2019

King Salman receives Kuwaiti deputy PM

  • During the meeting, the king conveyed his greetings to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
  • King Salman also received the credentials of a number of ambassadors to the Kingdom on Wednesday

RIYADH: King Salman on Wednesday received Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Kuwait’s deputy prime minister and foreign minister, who conveyed the greetings of the Kuwaiti emir.
During their meeting in Riyadh, the king also conveyed his greetings to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
The audience was attended by Saudi Minister of State Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Al-Assaf, Kuwaiti Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Sheikh Ali Al-Khalid Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and a number of officials.
Also on Wednesday, King Salman received the credentials of a number of ambassadors to the Kingdom.
These included Ambassador of Guinea-Bissau Mamadou Sanou, Ambassador of Maldives Mohamed Khaleel, Ambassador of Cyprus Stavros Avgoustides, Ambassador of Malaysia Abd Razak Abdul Wahab, Ambassador of Sweden Niclas Trouve, Ambassador of Niger Abubakar Hassan Dan Sokoto, Ambassador of Singapore Wong Chow Ming, Ambassador of Slovenia Mateja Prevolse, Ambassador of Egypt Ahmed Farouk Mohamed Tawfiq, and Ambassador of Colombia Ana Milena Munoz de Gaviria.
The king welcomed the ambassadors to Saudi Arabia, sending his greetings to the leaders of their countries, wishing them success in their missions to enhance and develop relations between the Kingdom and their nations.
The ambassadors conveyed the greetings of their leaders to the king and stressed their keenness to enhance and develop relations between their countries and the Kingdom.