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'Saudis are among most friendly people'.

RASHID HASSAN

* Which particular aspect of Saudi Arabia you like the most? One of the places on earth where people are very welcoming. * Can you tell us your favorite and oft-repeated Arabic word? Favorite word Masha'Allah & oft-repeated Insha'Allah. * Which book is now on your bedside? The Agony and the Ecstasy - Michelangelo Buonarroti * What is your favorite holiday destination? Despite traveling a lot, it is still Romania. * What is your dream country where you would like to be posted after leaving Saudi Arabia? Just arrived in Riyadh & loving it. * Which country's people have you found most friendly? Lebanese & Saudi. * How do you react to or deal with anger? In our job, there is no place for anger. * What is your source of strength during tough times? My family. * What was your first impression about the Kingdom? Fascinated with rhythm of constructions & the sentiment of national solidarity. * Which Saudi city fascinated you most? Jeddah. * Your favorite Saudi dish. Lamb kabsa. * The thing about Kingdom that you will always remember. Kind gesture of Saudis. * If you were given only one option between Facebook and Twitter, what would you prefer? None * If you had not become a diplomat, what would have been your profession? A doctor * Is hiding the truth acceptable in diplomacy? To hide the truth is not admissible in diplomacy. * How do you keep yourself fit? Play tennis, swim and walk. * Your favorite restaurant? Najd Village and Karam Beirut (Tahliyah Street) * You are a fan of which football club? I like Brazilian football team. * Who is your favorite actor/actress? Anthony Quinn * What is your favorite weekend activity? We like to go out of Riyadh to admire the desert or visit the Equestrian Club.

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Publication:Arab News (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
Geographic Code:7SAUD
Date:Dec 22, 2015
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