New Saudi envoy urges Arab consuls to fulfill ‘great mission’

Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari
Updated 29 November 2018
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New Saudi envoy urges Arab consuls to fulfill ‘great mission’

  • Bukhari said: “We seek to create ambitious global partnerships and build strong international relations that are based on solid fundamentals

BEIRUT: Saudi diplomat Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari returned to Beirut on Wednesday following his official appointment as the Kingdom’s ambassador to Lebanon.

Bukhari had served as the charge d’affaires of the Saudi Embassy in Lebanon since March 12 after Saudi authorities recalled the former ambassador, Walid Al-Yaacoub, to take on other duties. Before that, Bukhari served as minister plenipotentiary at the embassy.

Speaking at the Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport, Bukhari thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for showing their trust in him as the Kingdom’s ambassador.

“I hope to be at the discretion of our great leadership and to work under its guidance to strengthen joint cooperation between the Kingdom and Lebanon,” he said.

“I also hope that we all seek to maintain the security, stability and sovereignty of Lebanon.” 

Bukhari was welcomed at the airport by the ambassadors of Egypt, Iraq, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Sudan, Algeria, Tunisia, Palestine, Yemen, Morocco and the Arab League, as well as officials from the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He called on Arab diplomats to work together and achieve their “great mission in Lebanon.”

Bukhari said: “We seek to create ambitious global partnerships and build strong international relations that are based on solid fundamentals, and we seek to achieve all this through a sustainable diplomacy based on human values to achieve security and international peace.”

In the past two months, Bukhari visited different areas of Lebanon to inaugurate Saudi initiatives in the country.


Single-day ticket options for day one & two of Formula E festival now available

Updated 11 December 2018
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Single-day ticket options for day one & two of Formula E festival now available

  • Single-day concert tickets available for $87.95 (330 SAR)
  • Three-day tickets to see all six acts available for $253.19 (950 SAR)

RIYADH: Single-day tickets for day one and two of the Formula E festival of fun surrounding the ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix are now available for the biggest line-up of sport, live music, entertainment and cultural activities ever staged in Saudi Arabia. Single-day tickets are available on their website  for $87.95 (330 SAR), with three-day tickets starting at $253.19 (950 SAR)

Doors open at 4 PM on December 13th with access to entertainment and cultural attractions, plus unique dining and retail experiences for Formula E ticket holders at Ad Diriyah. Jason Derulo and headliner Enrique Iglesias take to the stage on day one, while on day two, Amr Diab and headline act The Black Eyed Peas will perform. The finale performance on day three will be a double-header concert given by David Guetta and OneRepublic.

Three-day tickets will allow fans to catch all the days of entertainment, including the complimentary concerts for Formula E ticket holders.

Fans from the Kingdom will be joined by international tourists from around the world, and the Gulf, at the event, with 30-day tourist visas available for the first time via new the online Sharek process.

More information about ‘Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix’, including schedule and tickets, can be found on their website.