Lebanese singer Majida Roumi on Friday graced the “Winter at Tantora” festival held in the province of al-Ula in Saudi Arabia, and performed in a concert attended by Saudi Minister of Culture Badr bin Abdallah bin Farhan Al-Saud, Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Waleed Bukhari, and a panel of Saudi officials.
“I am proud to sing in this beloved country which we appreciate and whose people we highly respect,” Roumi said before performing.
In remarks before the concert, the Saudi Culture Minister indicated that cooperation with the Lebanese was strong and solid in various fields.
For his part, Ambassador Bukhari said the festival only complied with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
“Reactions to the festival are very positive,” he added, welcoming the participating Lebanese delegations.
In turn, Emirati Ambassador to Lebanon Hamad al-Shamsi, highlighted Saudi Arabi’s keenness on bringing the Lebanese together.
Moreover, Caretaker Information Minister Melhem Riachy indicated that today’s tour was special and that the Lebanese delegation learnt about a distinguished history.
For his part, Caretaker Tourism Minister Avedis Guidanian underlined that such attention to tourism and archeological sites would turn Saudi Arabia into a special cultural and tourism place.
In turn, MP Wael Abu Faour said “the years of severance that have been once imposed upon Saudi Arabi and Lebanon are behind us now. There’s a new stage ahead, where Saudi Arabia will be present in Lebanon just like it has been previously.”
Source: National News Agency