Abdullah bin Saad Al-Ghariri, the newly appointed Saudi ambassador to Morocco, was sworn in before King Salman in Riyadh on November 18.
Rabat – The new Saudi ambassador to Morocco recited the oath before King Salman of Saudi Arabia along with 10 newly appointed ambassadors,.
Al-Ghariri comes in replacement of Abdelaziz Mohieddine, who took office in 2016.
Morocco and Saudi Arabia maintain good diplomatic ties despite recent tension after the Saudi government decided to vote for United 2026 during the 2026 World Cup bid in June.
Before the vote, Turki Al-Sheikh,Saudi Arabia’s General Sports Authority chairman, expressed anti-Moroccan sentiments.
Saudi Arabia’s decision to sink Morocco’s World Cup aspirations to host the 2026 World Cup resulted from Raba’s neutrality in the Gulf crisis between the Saudi coalition and Qatar.
Al Sheikh tweeted: “Some people went astray. If you want our support, you should seek it in Riyadh. What you are doing is wasting your time. Now ask the pseudo-state to help you,” referring to Qatar.
Following the vote, however, King Mohammed VI and King Salman exchanged letters to reiterate their country’s commitment to reinforcing diplomatic ties.
In September, the Moroccan monarch addressed a congratulatory message to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on his country’s 88th National Day.
The King expressed his “profound pride” in the bonds of sincere fraternity and mutual esteem “which bind us personally and unite our two royal families.”
In a similar message, King Mohammed VI also invited King Salman to Morocco.
King Salman is known for spending his summer holidays in Morocco. This year, however, the Saudi King ditched Morocco while making his holiday plans. He summered in Saudi Neom to inaugurate a project to create more job opportunities in the country’s technology and tourism sectors.
The decision sparked speculations that Morocco’s neutrality in the Gulf crisis between Qatar and the Saudi-coalition was the reason behind King Salman’s change of summer destination.