Dr. Ali Awadh Asseri
Ambassador Dr. Ali Awadh Asseri joined the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1982. He was ambassador to Pakistan from 2001 to 2009, and then ambassador to Lebanon from 2009 to 2016, when he retired. Asiri holds a PhD in economics and an MA in international relations. He received several awards, including the highest in Pakistan, the Crescent of Pakistan (Hilal-e-Pakistan), the highest state order of Lebanon, the Order of King Abdulaziz, and the Order of King Faisal. Asiri has authored a book in English on the fight against terrorism and the Kingdom’s efforts in the war on terror, published by Oxford University Press. He has also recently completed a book in English on Vision 2030.