ARAB NEWS WHO’S WHO: Adnan bin Mahmoud Bostaji, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Nigeria

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Ambassador Adnan bin Mahmoud Bostaji

Adnan bin Mahmoud Bostaji is the Kingdom’s ambassador to Nigeria.

Bostaji received his bachelor’s degree in social sciences in 1985 from King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah. He also obtained a higher diploma in diplomatic studies in 1988 from the Diplomatic Studies Institute in Riyadh.

Recently, Bostaji met with the president of the Aisha Bukhari Foundation, Aisha Bukhari. They discussed ways to enhance cooperation through the Kingdom’s humanitarian work, as well as the foundation’s aid through its program “Future Assured.”

Bukhari praised the assistance provided by the government of King Salman for refugees in northeastern Nigeria and stressed the strong historical relations between the countries.

The Saudi ambassador started his career by joining the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Later, he was appointed deputy to the ambassador at the Saudi Embassy in Tehran from 1991 until 1998.

Bostaji also worked at the administration of the Gulf Cooperation Council for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1998 until 2000.

In 2000, he was appointed as chargé d’affaires at the Saudi Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark, until 2003.

He then worked as head of economic affairs and international organizations at the Saudi Embassy in London from 2003 until 2005. He also joined the office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Makkah as director from 2003 until 2016.

Before his appointment as a Saudi ambassador to Nigeria, Bostaji served as deputy to the ambassador at the Saudi Embassy in Berlin in 2016.

Arab News

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