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Saudi Arabia's new man : the Ambassador and armor expert

The German Ambassador in Riyadh, Jörg Ranau, has congratulated, on Twitter, in Arabic. Saudi Arabia sent a new diplomatic representative to Berlin. Prince Faisa

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Saudi Arabia's new man : the Ambassador and armor expert

The German Ambassador in Riyadh, Jörg Ranau, has congratulated, on Twitter, in Arabic. Saudi Arabia sent a new diplomatic representative to Berlin. Prince Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud is the name of the new Ambassador, in 1974, he was born in Frankfurt am Main and has thanked, also on Twitter, for the congratulations and know that English was his first language.

knowledge of the language can make use of the new Berlin representative of the guardian of the Holy places well at his goal, "to strengthen the relations between our two countries" (Faisal). Since the murder of the Saudi regime critics Kashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and the revelations about the involvement of crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the act is the government under international pressure as never before.

Many Western heads of state and heads of government steer clear of MBS, such as Mohammed bin Salman is known for short. Also to the summit of the EU and the Arab League in Egypt, he was not allowed to come, because the Reputation of his country, which has been criticized previously because of the massive human rights violations, has reached a new low point.

The Federal government responded to the murder of regime critics and journalists Gamal Kashoggi with a stop of all arms exports in the Kingdom on the 9. In March expires first, two weeks should be extended. And here it gets interesting: Last-Faisal as a consultant to the Saudi Embassy in Washington. But he also brings 15 years of experience in key functions of Saudi and international companies mainly in the aerospace and defence sector.

The new Ambassador is a Board member of the armor group, SAMI (Saudi Arabian Military Industries) – and wants to stay apparently. At least the SAMI, the Homepage of this leads him also as the Ambassador in Germany. The company to make, among other things, with the help of German armor Manager the country by building its own capacity independent of imports. A request at the Embassy of the Kingdom in Berlin on the future of the new Ambassador in SAMI remained until Monday afternoon went unanswered.

Also in terms of the order in the Middle East, there are differences between Berlin and the rulers in Riyadh. The nuclear deal with Iran, wants to save the Federal government rejects the Riad. The Saudis hold the Berlin-based compensation rate against Tehran for a sign of weakness, feel by US President Donald Trump to confrontation is encouraged.

Sebastian Sons of the German society for Foreign policy, suggests Faisal's appointment as an indication that Riyadh Berlin, important: "Saudi Arabia wants to send a Signal that the message is considered to be post in Berlin as a sensitive location where an Ambassador with a narrower Germany-should reference be stationed."

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Berlin's foreign policy politicians stress that Faisal close contact with MBS – among other things, he was its adviser. The new Ambassador will know what awaits him – he has friends in Germany. His predecessor, Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan had deducted the Riad after an attack by the then German foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel on the Saudi government ("adventurism") for almost a year in Berlin. For understanding for his country in the German Public Bandar bin Sultan, who has moved now to London had tried, little. May be English is to show successor speak more. The contact to media and multipliers had heard during his activities as a consultant to the Embassy in Washington to his duties.

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