Inauguration of King Salman Avenue in Downtown Beirut this evening

Tue 03 Apr 2018 at 11:50 Politics

NNA - The Municipality of Beirut will hold a ceremony at For Seasons Hotel, at 6:30 pm Tuesday, to mark the inauguration of the King Salman Avenue in Downtown Beirut.

Named after the Saudi monarch, who embodies peace and humanity, the avenue spans across 1.3 kilometers at a width of 45 meters.

Speakers include "most notably Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Minister Plenipotentiary Charges d’Affaires Walid Bukhari, Beirut Mayor Jamal Itani and Beirut Governor Ziad Chebib. Former Lebanese presidents, all former prime ministers and religious representatives from all Lebanese sects attended, as well as a number of Lebanese MPs and figures from all religions and sects that have a strong affection for the Kingdom."

Tuesday’s ceremony is the latest event that reaffirms the long-lasting relationship between Riyadh and Beirut. The Kingdom also reiterates its support and respect for Prime Minister Saad Hariri and the work he has carried out since assuming his role as the leader of Cabinet.

The event also portrays the real image of Lebanon as it is a beautiful Arab country trying to keep itself distant from all conflicts surrounding its borders and the region. Lebanon, as was shown today, is a country that unites people from all backgrounds.

Around 7,000 balloons along with a number of doves will be released into the air as a glamorous firework show will be performed against the backdrop of Solidere’s dazzling skyline and high-rise buildings. The doves represent the sign of peace, which King Salman focuses on through the King Salman Center for International Peace and the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center.

A band from the Lebanese Army will perform the national anthems of Lebanon and Saudi Arabia.

The Kingdom remains a firm believer in Lebanon and looks forward to continuing its relationship with the Lebanese government and its people, which dates back decades.

This is Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, which was, is and will continue to be the crown jewel of the Middle East. This is the true image of the city of coexistence and peace.



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