Present .. Messi is the tourism ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Lionel Messi, star of Argentina’s national team and Paris Saint-Germain, was named tourism ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Monday, Minister Ahmed Al-Khatib announced. The Kingdom’s Minister of Tourism said on his Twitter account: “Today I welcome Lionel Messi and his friends. in Saudi Arabia for a special vacation in where he explores the treasures of the Red Sea, the season of Jeddah and its ancient history. “He added:” This is not his first visit to the Kingdom and it will not be his last, and I am pleased to announce Messi as Saudi tourism ambassador. “The announcement came after Lionel Messi arrived in the coastal city of Jeddah, accompanied by his colleague from the club Parisian midfielder Leonardo Paredes. And the Argentine star had already visited Saudi Arabia in three occasions, where he led his country in a friendly against the Saudi national team in 2011, before participating in “Tango” in another match against Brazil in 2019. Messi has arrived in Saudi Arabia for the third time with his former team, Barcelona, ​​plays a game of the semifinals of the Super Cup of Spain, where the capital Riyadh hosted the event. (Anatolia)