The Chinese ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Shen Weking, had published a tweet on his official page on October 14, in which he said that he misses the Sheikh family, the “Riyadh Season” and his favorite artist, Amr Diab.
I found a beautiful interaction between two nice men, I miss His Excellency the Chancellor @Turki_alalshikh and #Riyadh_Season, in which I spent a good time contemplating the beauty of Saudi art. And my favorite artist @amrdiab I like his songs so much that the song # Wahshtini became my mobile’s ringtone. https://t.co/5gilhQv7w2
The President of the General Entertainment Authority in the Kingdom responded to the ambassador, on Friday, by saying: “Thank you, your Excellency, the Ambassador, from your Excellencies, and welcome to you in your second country … But I have a complaint of His Excellency the Ambassador from Amr Diab every year he is getting younger.”
For his part, Diab commented on Al-Sheikh and the Chinese ambassador’s tweet, saying: “I am very pleased with the interaction of His Excellency the Chinese ambassador and your follow-up to Lagania, which is the role of the Riyadh season, to reach the world. Thank you Abu Nasser, and I have a great responsibility that I prefer every year younger than the one before it.” According to him.
Al-Sheikh wrote in response to the Egyptian artist, saying: “My love, my star, my world,” while the Egyptian actress, Dina El-Sherbiny, entered the line of dialogue, noting that she appeared once with Diab on stage in the Riyadh season and hopes to repeat that soon.
Al-Sheikh and Diab have a good friendship and artistic partnership, as the former wrote a number of lyrics for the songs of “The Plateau” in the past few years.