Abbas bin Ahmed Hadi, member of the Saudi Shoura Council

Abbas bin Ahmed Hadi
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Updated 29 November 2020

Abbas bin Ahmed Hadi, member of the Saudi Shoura Council

Abbas bin Ahmed Hadi has been a member of the Shoura Council since 2015. His services have recently been extended for four years following a royal order to reconstruct the Shoura Council.

Hadi received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in 1986.

He worked as an engineer and a supervisor of several departments at Saudi Aramco’s Yanbu refinery from 2004 to 2011, before moving to Ras Tanura refinery, the biggest oil facility in the Arabian Gulf, where he served as a maintenance manager for a few months. He was also the maintenance overseer at the Riyadh refinery, another Saudi Aramco facility.

In 2012, Hadi became an adviser to the housing minister at the Ministry of Housing. In May, he became deputy minister in the same ministry until 2014.

Hadi, who is also a member of several committees, has represented the Kingdom in regional and global conferences and forums. He represented the Saudi Ministry of Housing at the three-day 5th Asian Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development held in Seoul, South Korea, in November 2014.

Hadi also headed a Saudi delegation to a housing conference for Asian countries held in Singapore. He also took part in the annual conference on industrial safety in Amsterdam, as well as the petroleum products refining conference, which took place in Barcelona, and the oil and gas conference, held in Dubai, UAE.

In 2019, Hadi chaired the Saudi-Japanese Parliamentary Friendship Committee held in the Saudi capital, where he and the Japanese ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Tsukasa Uemura, discussed bilateral relations.


Saudi military acknowledges Pakistan's role for regional stability

Updated 22 January 2021

Saudi military acknowledges Pakistan's role for regional stability

  • Pakistani naval chief Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi is on his first official visit to Saudi Arabia
  • Visit expected to enhance cooperation between the two countries and their navies in particular

ISLAMABAD: Saudi military leaders have expressed their appreciation of Pakistan's contributions to regional peace and stability during the Pakistani naval chief's ongoing visit to Riyadh, the Pakistani Navy said on Friday.

Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi arrived in Riyadh on Monday night on his first official visit to Saudi Arabia. He will remain in the kingdom until Saturday.

According to a statement by the Pakistani Navy, he has met with Saudi Arabia’s Chief of the General Staff Gen. Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili and the commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces, Vice Admiral Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Ghufaili.  

"The dignitaries acknowledged brotherly relations between Pakistan & Saudi Arabia and appreciated the contributions of Pakistan in spearheading various initiatives for maintaining peace and stability in the region," the Pakistani Navy said.

Admiral Niazi has received a guard of honor upon his arrival at the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) headquarters in Riyadh, where he also visited the RSNF command and control center.

The photograph released by the Pakistan Navy on Jan. 22, 2021, shows Pakistani naval chief Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi, second left, receiving a guard of honor upon his arrival at the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) headquarters in Riyadh. (Photo courtesy: Pakistan Navy)

During his meetings with Gen. Al-Ruwaili and Vice Admiral Al-Ghufaili, "matters of mutual interest and bilateral defense ties were discussed," the Pakistani Navy said, adding that the role of Pakistan in training the RSNF was also appreciated.

"This visit is expected to greatly enhance the bilateral cooperation between both the countries in general and navies in particular," the statement read.

The Pakistani and Saudi navies have enjoyed close relations for decades. The Pakistani Navy provided training to Saudi officers and sailors during the Saudi Navy’s formative years, while Saudi Arabia has given the Pakistan Navy free-of-cost fuel on many occasions.