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About the Ambassador

H.E. Mahmoud Hussien Saeed Qattan

Date of Birth Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Social Situation Married, Four children ( Two sons and two daughters)
Degree - Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, King Abdul-Aziz University in Jeddah, 1985.
- Diploma of Prince Saud Al-Faisal Institute for Diplomatic Studies, 1988.
Training courses - Arabic Counselling  Course, Level One (Prince Saud Al-Faisal Institute for Diplomatic Studies)
- Gulf Studies Course (Prince Saud Al-Faisal Institute for Diplomatic Studies)
- English Course (Prince Saud Al-Faisal Institute for Diplomatic Studies)
- Training course in International Law (Prince Saud Al Faisal Institute for Diplomatic Studies)
- Course on Relations between Gulf Cooperation Council Countries and the European Union (Prince Saud Al Faisal Institute for Diplomatic Studies – Riyadh 1428 A.H/2008
- Course in International Administration Institute (Paris 1994)
- Course titled "The European Union's mode of operation" (Strasbourg – Luxembourg – Brussels 2006)
- French Courses at Sorbonne University.
- Various training courses in the field of International Studies and International Relations
Work - Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1985.
- Worked at the Consular Section – League of Arab States Administration – Western Division – the General Department of American States.
- Worked at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Paris, 1990 – 1996.
- Worked at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, 2000 – 2002.
- Worked at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Paris, 2003 – 2009.
- An Extraordinary Ambassador and general commissioner of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Republic of Cameron, 2009 – 2013.
- An Extraordinary Ambassador and general commissioner of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Algerian People's Democratic Republic, 2013 – 2015.
Languages French and English.
More Information * Meeting and Conferences:
- Participated in meetings of Foreign Ministers of Islamic Countries that held in Riyadh (1989).
- Associate member of the Saudi-French Committee meetings (Riyadh – Paris 1997 – 2000).
- A member in the official Saudi delegation that participated in the work of the United Nations General Assembly in New York (1998).
- A member in the official Saudi delegation that participated in Troika Foreign Ministers Conference of the Gulf Cooperation Council for the Arab Gulf States and the European Union, London (1998)
- A member in the official Saudi delegation that participated in the Foreign Ministers Conference of the Gulf Cooperation Council for the Arab Gulf States and the European Union, Luxembourg (1998).
- A member in the official Saudi delegation that participated in the meeting of Eight major industrialized nations (G8) held in Evian, France (2003).
- Participated in the official visit of the French President Jacques Chirac to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2004).
- Participated in the International Conference to combat terrorism held in Riyadh (2005).
- Participated in a Visit by a delegation of parliamentary friendship Saudi/French group in the French National Assembly to Riyadh (2005).
- Participated in the official visit of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz (May he rest in peace) to France when he was the Crown Prince (2005)
- Participated in the official visit of HRH the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Aviation, and Inspector General Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz (May he rest in peace) to Paris (2006).
- Participated in the official visit of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz (May he rest in peace) to France (2007).
- Participated in the official visit of His Excellency Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France to Riyadh (2008).
- Participated in the organization of visits, visits and official meetings held by members of the Saudi-French Business Council during the period 2005 – 2008 (visits to Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Lille).
- Participated in the organization of many official visits of and official meetings that done by Saudi officials to France during the period 1990 – 1996 and 2003 – 2009.
- Participated in the Conference of Gulf Investment in African countries held in Riyadh (2011).
- Participated in the extraordinary Islamic Summit Conference held in the Holy City of Makkah in Ramadan, 1433A.H (2012).
- Participated in the official visit of HRH Deputy Foreign Minister Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz to Yaoundé, Cameroun (2013).
- Participated in the official delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Foreign Ministers Conference of Non-Aligned Movement held in Algeria (2014).
- Participated in Agenda of meetings of the Saudi/Algerian political consultation held in Algeria at the level of Foreign Ministers (2015).

- Participated among the official delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Arab Countries Interior Ministers Conference held in Algeria (2015).
- Participated in the work of the Arab-South American Countries Summit held in Riyadh (2015).
- Participated in many International conferences held in Paris, Washington, Yaoundé, Algeria (Economic Committee Conference emanating from Madrid Peace Conference, Donors’ Conference for the Palestinian State, Donors' Conference for Lebanon, Donors' Conference for Bosnia and Herzegovina, and other conferences).

* Medals, Plaques and Statements of Gratitude:
- Winner of “Senior officer’s National Values Medal”, Cameroon (2013).
- Statement of Gratitude from HRH the Foreign Minister in recognition of his participation in the Extraordinary Islamic Summit Conference held in Makkah in Ramadan 1433 A.H (2012).
- Statement of Gratitude and an appreciation plaque from the Saudi Embassy in Washington (2002).
- Statement of Gratitude and an appreciation plaque from the Saudi Embassy in Paris (2009).
- Statement of Gratitude and an appreciation plaque from the Egyptian-French Business Association (2007).
- Many plaques, letter of gratitude from Saudi, French, Cameroonian, Algerian authorities.
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