The Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Berlin
Address: Tiergartenstrasse 33-34, 10785 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 889 25 00
Amb. H.E. Essam Ibrahim Baitalmal
Date of birth:
21st December 1959
1994 | Bachelor in Media Science – King Abdulaziz University
1983 | Diploma of Diplomatic Studies – Prince Saud Al Faisal Institute
Professional career: Ambassador Essam Baitalmal (b. 21.12.1959) was accredited in Germany on Wednesday, 4 November 2020 before President Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier at Bellevue Palace in Berlin-Tiergarten. He began his diplomatic career in 1987 at the Saudi General Consulate in Suez, Egypt. Ambassador Baitamal has served as Saudi head of mission in Ethiopia, Cyprus (non-resident) as well as Greece.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was founded in 1932 by Ibn Saud. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia celebrates its national day on the 23rd of September each year. This day is celebrated to commemorate the unification of the Kingdom and its founding.
Bilateral relations between Germany and Saudi Arabia were formalized by the friendship treaty between Germany and the Kingdom of Hejaz, Najd and its affiliated territories in 1929.
Germany has maintained diplomatic relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since 1954. Like other Arab nations, the Saudis are sympathetic towards Germany. Many there would like to see Germany play a greater role in the world politics, particularly in resolving the Middle East conflict, but in other regional conflicts as well.