|22 November, 2019

MBS flags off Formula E race

The event is being organized by the International Automobile Federation

Image used for illustrative purpose. A Saudi man walks past renovated buildings at the historic city of Diriyah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 27, 2019.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A Saudi man walks past renovated buildings at the historic city of Diriyah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 27, 2019.

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DIRIYAH — Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, witnessed on Friday the second round of ABB FIA Formula E Championship for Electric Cars at Diriyah City.

The event is being organized by the International Automobile Federation and has sparked the start of events of the Diriyah Season Festival, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said Friday.

On arrival of Prince Muhammad at the race course, in the presence of Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Bahraini Crown Prince, deputy supreme commander and first deputy premier; Sheikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, representative of the King of Bahrain for Philanthropic Work and Youth Affairs, national security adviser, chairman of the Youth and Sports Supreme Council and chairman of the Olympic Committee, the national anthem was played.

The event’s launch was attended by former Italian Prime Minister Mateo Renzi, Sheikh Seif Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, UAE deputy premier and minister of interior; Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al-Sabah, and Sheikh Fahd Bin Nasser Al-Sabah, chairman of the board of directors of the Kuwaiti Olympic Committee; Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly Marzouq Bin Ali Al-Ghanim, and several other officials.

 

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