Lionel Messi visits Saudi Arabia and will become ambassador for country



Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2022 by Marca.com

Lionel Messi visits Saudi Arabia and will become ambassador for country

Lionel Messi travelled to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Monday to take part in an event with the Ministry of Tourism of Saudi Arabia.

There, he was received by Ahmed Al Khateeb, Minister for Tourism, who received him with great hospitality. The meeting, according to reports in France, could be due to a new position for the Argentinean: as a tourism ambassador for Saudi Arabia.

Messi was accompanied by a family member and Leandro Paredes, one of his teammates for both Paris Saint-Germain and the Argentine national team.

The country expressed its gratitude for the visit via the Minister who was keen to highlight that Messi has been to his nation before.

"I am happy to welcome Lionel," said Al Khateeb.

"We are delighted to have him explore the treasure of the Red Sea, the Jeddah station and our ancient history.

"This is not his first visit to the Kingdom and it will not be his last."

The player himself posted a beautiful image of himself in Saudi Arabia on Instagram which along with a promotional caption.

"Discovering the Red Sea in Saudi. #VisitSaudi" wrote Messi.

It cannot be forgotten that Messi's club, PSG, is owned by Qatar, a country that had a frought diplomatic dispute for some years with Saudi Arabia, although.

In the run-up to the World Cup, however everything seems to be more settled and stable, a peace that has probably made Messi's visit possible.



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