August 17, 2018
King Salman’s balloon reflects the Kingdom’s role in building bridges. (SPA)
JEDDAH- A hot air balloon dedicated to Saudi King Salman took to the sky over Poland as part of an international festival.
The balloon featuring an image of the Saudi ruler and a message of unity was launched by the UAE at the 11th International Balloon Festival in the Polish city of Naunchev.
European teams and balloons from the US, Australia and Japan also took part in the 12-day festival, which ended on Wednesday.
The King Salman balloon was flown under the leadership of Capt. Abdul Aziz Nasser Al-Mansouri, who said he was proud to promote the ruler’s message of unification.
Shehab Nasser Al-Mansouri, the balloon’s technical director, said the balloon had taken part national and cultural celebrations around the world, including Poland, Russia and Italy and Jordan.
Al-Mansouri praised the support of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for young talents in the Kingdom and Gulf.
Adam Bronski, head of the festival’s organizing committee, welcomed the first European flight of King Salman’s balloon, which reflected the Kingdom’s pioneering role in building bridges.
He also praised the Kingdom’s efforts in humanitarian and medical support for Poland.