Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, Saudi Arabia’s envoy to the UN in New York

Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi
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Updated 01 June 2020

Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, Saudi Arabia’s envoy to the UN in New York

 

Abdallah Al-Mouallimi is Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the UN in New York.

Al-Mouallimi received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Oregon State University and earned a master’s degree in management from Stanford University. 

Along with his responsibilities with the UN, Al-Mouallimi is president of Dar Al-Mouallimi Consulting. He is also an adviser at the Olayan Group and has been chairman at HBG Holdings Limited since November 2006.

On Tuesday, the Kingdom will host a virtual donor conference together with the UN in order to raise about $2.4 billion to pay for the world’s biggest aid operation in Yemen.

Al-Mouallimi reaffirmed the Kingdom’s humanitarian role at all levels, and its status as one of the world’s largest donors and supporters of Yemen and its people in recent decades.

Al-Mouallimi said that he hoped the event will help to bring progress and prosperity to Yemen.

The Saudi envoy has a distinguished record, having held senior government and executive positions over the past 30 years.

He was a managing director of the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Saudi Arabia, a board member of the Saudi National Commercial Bank, vice chairman of Olayan Financing Co. from 1991 to 1998, and a board member of Saudi Telecom Co.

He has also served at the highest levels of Saudi government, most notably when he was appointed to the Majlis Al-Shoura, or the National Consultative Council, from 1997 to 2001.

Al-Mouallimi was appointed by royal decree to the position of mayor of Jeddah where he served with distinction until 2005.

He has been chairman of Rasmala PLC (formerly European Islamic Investment Bank PLC) since December 2011.

Al-Mouallimi’s Twitter handle is @amouallimi.


Saudi Arabia records lowest daily COVID-19 death rate for two weeks

Updated 13 July 2020

Saudi Arabia records lowest daily COVID-19 death rate for two weeks

  • The Kingdom’s daily new case figure also continued to drop
  • There are currently 2,245 patients in critical care units

LONDON: Saudi Arabia on Monday reported its lowest daily death toll from COVID-19 in two weeks, with 20 people dying from the virus in the past 24 hours.

The Kingdom’s daily new case figure also continued to drop from highs a fortnight ago, with 2,852 new infections reported on Monday.

The total number of cases in Saudi Arabia reached 235,111 and the death toll across the country stands at 2,243.

The number of recoveries in Saudi Arabia rose to 169,842 after another 2,704 people recovered from the virus.

Among the new confirmed cases, Riyadh recorded the highest number, with 258 infections in one day. Jeddah reported 235 new infections, while Al-Hafouf detected 203 new infections.

On Sunday, the Saudi health ministry said the rate of critical COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom was stabilizing and had decreased over the past two weeks as the country continued to see a decline in new cases.

There are currently 2,245 patients in critical care units.