Saudi-French Business Council honors French ambassador to Saudi Arabia for nine years of service
The event took place at Al Faisaliah Hotel.
Dr. Mohammed bin Laden, chairperson of the council, spoke at the event; he praised Besancenot for nine years of service and contributions to enhancing the French-Saudi relationship. Bin Laden noted that during Besancenot’s tenure, the economic front between the two countries boomed. There was an increase both in royal and presidential visit exchanges and economic and cultural events.
The ambassador, for his part, thanked the council for the tribute and the Saudi leadership for their cooperation throughout the past nine years. He noted the hospitality of the Saudi people during his time roaming the kingdom in its different regions. Besancenot also praised the officials he worked with from the public and private sectors.
Bin Laden presented Besancenot with a symbolic gift at the event, embodied in a verse from a Saudi poem, that reflects Saudi Arabia’s heritage and culture.