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JEDDAH — The Consulate General of Lebanon recently held a ceremony to honor outstanding Lebanese high school students studying in Jeddah. The event was held Friday on the consulate premises in the Basateen district. Consul General Ziad Atallah awarded 116 students from nine schools in Jeddah with certificates of honor and recognition shields. Ali Al-Ayashi, the dean of Diplomatic Corps and the consul general of Yemen attended the ceremony, along with Oman’s Consul General Jumaa Al-Rashidi, Palestine Consul General Mahmoud Al-Asadi, Turkish Consul General Fikret Ozer, other diplomats and a large crowd of Lebanese expatriates as well as the families of the outstanding students. 

In his welcome speech, Atallah expressed the Lebanese community’s thanks and loyalty to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, other Saudi leaders as well as their appreciation to the Kingdom and the Saudi people.

Speeches encouraging the students and advising them on their university education and future life came from Samir Kreidieh, head of the Lebanese community; Monti Hallberg, superintendent of the American International School in Jeddah (AISJ); Dr. Zeinab Jabban, professor at American University in Beirut (AUB); and Khaled El-Danaf, British System Principal at Al-Kon (Global) International School (GIS).

Attalah presented the shields and certificates of appreciation to Lebanese students from American International School in Jeddah (AISJ), British International School in Jeddah (BISJ), French School (École Française Internationale de Djeddah), Al-Kon (Global) International School (GIS), Zahrat Al-Sahraa International School (ZSIS), Dar Jana International School (DJIS), Thamer International School (TIS), Al-Kon Al-Mutawara International School and Cedar International School.

Source: Saudi Gazette