Interview with His Excellency Sultan Al-Angari, Saudi Arabian ambassador to South Africa

Excellency, how would you describe your diplomatic and personal experience as head of the Saudi Arabian mission in South Africa thus far?

I am honoured to be an ambassador for Saudi Arabia to South Africa. We have a strong and historical association with South Africa, and we see this as a very important country. Our relationship started in 1994 when then-President Nelson Mandela visited Saudi Arabia and established the South African Embassy in Riyad hand the South African consulate in Jeddah. We started our mission here in 1997when we established the Embassy in Pretoria. I began my work as a diplomat here 20 years ago and held this post between 1999 and 2002.SouthAfricais a very beautiful country, and I am honoured to work here.


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