Saudi Arabia ties up solid relationship with the Kingdom of Belgium based on mutual respect and common interests and non-interference in the internal affairs of each other and strengthened the relations between the two countries by exchange of visits at all levels over the past fifty years.

It also resulted in the achievement of a common ground of understanding about the overall global political issues in order to achieve justice, peace, and humanitarian welfare.

Belgian Embassy in Jeddah opened in 1954 at a level of chargé d' affaires. The first ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium in the city of Jeddah is Ambassador Ronald Watteeuw in 1964.

In return, the first ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Brussels was the Ambassador Fouad Nazer who was appointed in 1963. The ambassador Mohamed Hamza Charara followed him in 1972. The Ambassador Ibrahim Bakr in 1982. Then His Excellency Abdallah Al Mouallimi in 2007 and then the ambassador Faycal Trad in 2011.

His Excellency Ambassador Abdulrahman Alahmed started his duties on 18 February 2014 as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, to the European Union and to the European Society of Atomic Energy.


The official exchange of views between the two countries at the highest levels, started by the visit of King Faisal Al-Saud (may God have mercy on his soul) in 1967. Due to the late visit of King of Belgium Baudouin, a piece of land has been given to the Muslim community where the Islamic and Cultural Centre in Brussels has been established.


Then, the late visit Belgian King Baudouin of Saudi Arabia in 1978 and afterwards  the visit of King Khaled Ben Abdulaziz Al Saoud (may God have mercy on his soul), the Islamic and cultural center has opened in Brussels and is considered one of the most important Islamic centers in Europe.

Eight high-level Belgian economic and trade missions visited Saudi Arabia in the years 1967,1974,1975,1982,1993,2002,2009 and the most recently one was the economic and trade mission to Saudi Arabia headed by Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid in March 2014. More than 350 economic and trade participants accompanied her. During the mission, several contracts and agreements have been signed between businesspersons from both Saudi and Belgian sides.

A memorandum of understanding was signed pertaining political consultations between the Foreign Ministries of both countries in Riyadh on March 16, 2014.

The memorandum has been signed by His Royal Highness Prince Saud Al Faisal, Minister of Foreign Affairs on behalf of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and by Mr. Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs on behalf of the Kingdom of Belgium.


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