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Messi Visit Historic Area Of Jeddah As New Saudi Tourism Ambassador

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia - New Saudi tourism ambassador and football legend Lionel Messi on Tuesday visited Jeddah's historic area, as part of his visit to showcase the country's burgeoning industry.

The Paris Saint - Germain and Argentine footballer, a family member and Leonardo Paredes, a teammate at his club and national team, were hosted and accompanied by Princess Haifa Al - Saud, assistant minister of tourism.

Messi landed in the Kingdom on Monday night and was welcomed by Tourism Minister Ahmed Al - Khateeb, as part of his new role for the Saudi Tourism Authority.

Mess and his friends toured a various parts of old Jeddah, becoming acquainted with its ancient landmarks which are registered on the heritage list of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.



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