The Palestinian Authority has welcomed the arrival of the first Saudi ambassador to Palestine, Nayef al-Sudairi. Al-Sudairi was appointed in August 2023, and will be based in Amman, Jordan, but will travel to Palestine on a regular basis.
The Palestinian Authority has long sought to establish diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia, and the appointment of an ambassador is seen as a significant step forward. The Palestinian Authority has also welcomed the fact that al-Sudairi will be based in Jerusalem, as this is a recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.
The appointment of an ambassador is also seen as a sign of Saudi Arabia’s support for the Palestinian cause. Saudi Arabia has long been a supporter of the Palestinians, and has provided financial and political support. The appointment of an ambassador is a further sign of Saudi Arabia’s commitment to the Palestinian cause.
However, it is important to note that al-Sudairi is a non-resident ambassador. This means that he will not be able to provide the same level of support and representation as a resident ambassador. Additionally, the appointment of a non-resident ambassador suggests that Saudi Arabia is not yet ready to fully normalize relations with Israel.
Overall, the appointment of the first Saudi ambassador to Palestine is a positive development for the Palestinian Authority. It is a sign of Saudi Arabia’s support for the Palestinian cause, and it is a step forward in the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.