ASBU Arab Radio and TV Festival kicks off | Tunisia News Gazette

ASBU Arab Radio and TV Festival kicks off

The 19th edition of the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) Arab Radio and TV Festival kicked off on Thursday in the Culture City, in the presence of Culture Minister Mohamed Zine el Abidine, Bahrain’s Information Minister Ali bin Mohammed Al-Rumaihi, Sudan’s Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Muhammad Ahmad Hussein and a large number of Arab countries’ ambassadors to Tunisia.

The festival is organised by ASBU in collaboration with the Tunisian Radio and Television Corporation.

The festival was opened by a concert of the Tunisian Radio national band led by Maestro Nabil Zammit and dedicated to the Palestinian people and cause in line with the festival’s slogan “Solidarity with Arab Al-Quds.”

Lebanese Singer Yara and Sudanese Singer Abadi Al-Johar performed in the concert.

Many tributes were paid during the opening ceremony to guests of honour, namely, Egyptian actress Nedia el Jondi, Syrian actress Karis Bachar, Lebanese Ward el Khal, Yemeni Ahmed Fethi and Tunisians Beji Sansa and Raja Farhat.

A tribute was also paid to the memory of Tunisian actor Sofien Chaari. Several other Arab personalities and journalists were also honoured including former ASBU Secretary-General Abdelhafidh Hergem as well as several journalists from Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar.

This edition’s guest of honour is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a first in the history of the festival that an Arab country is chosen as a guest of honour.

Source: TAP News Agency

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