European Union Delegation to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Sultanate of Oman

Europe Day 2019 Celebration in the Gulf region

13/05/2019 - 16:35

In celebration of Europe month in KSA and the Gulf region, the delegation in cooperation with member States in the region has organized several events both in KSA and the region.


Head of delegation has prepared op-eds on the occasion; they were published in KSA, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and in Oman, in both English and Arabic newspapers.

1) Oman

EU National day celebration in Muscat on 24 April

The HoD held a national day celebration on 24 April in Muscat, at the Diplomatic Club. The event featured Latvian Soprano, Kristine Opolais accompanied by the European Union Youth Orchestra.



Op-Ed by Head of Delegation on Europe Day

Oman-EU relations expanding to gain newer dimensions

2) Qatar

EU National day celebration in Doha on 27 April

The EU delegation organized in cooperation with the local Romanian presidency in Qatar, the Europe Day celebration in Doha on 27 April.

The event featured a concert to mark Europe Day by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra held at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) performing masterpieces from the Romantic era including a composition by Robert Schumann.



Op-Ed by Head of Delegation on Europe Day

Qatar is a strategic partner of the European Union: Official

3) Kuwait

EU National day celebration in Kuwait on 30 April

The EU delegation, represented by the Minister Counsellor, Mr Alar Olljum attended EU Day celebration on 30 April, in Shaheed Park in Kuwait. 

The event was attended by senior officials and public figures from across the society, in addition to a number of accredited ambassadors and diplomats to Kuwait.

The Dario Pinelli Trio Jazz music band participated in Europe's Day celebrations. The Trio played multiple pieces of a modern elaboration of classical music for the first time in Kuwait.




Op-Ed by Head of Delegation on Europe Day

4) KSA

EU National day celebration in Riyadh on 1 May

The Head of the EU delegation held a national day celebration on 1 May in Riyadh, to which Deputy Minister for Protocol Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Azzam Al-Gain represented authorities. The celebration was attended by several hundred KSA guests.

The event featured Italian Jazz band, the Dario Pinelli Trio performing different pieces of European music.

12 EU member states plus the EU held information booths, handing out material on their countries.



On the 2nd of May

The end of Europe month celebration in Saudi Arabia was marked with an Italian Gypsy Jazz concert by Dario Pinelli Trio, at the residence of the Head of the EU Delegation. Around 150 Guests attended the event among which many Saudi officials and diplomats.



Op-Ed by Head of Delegation on Europe Day

EU wants comprehensive ties with Saudi Arabia

EU is a strategic partner

5) Bahrain

The Head of EU delegation held a national day celebration on 4 May, in Manama. Several Bahraini officials and diplomats attended the celebration in the Cultural hall.

The event featured the famous gypsy jazz and acoustic guitar players. The Italian group has performed a wide range of "Gypsy" jazz and European classical music revived in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, the Under-Secretary for International Affairs, Sheikha Hala, General Director of Culture and Arts.



Op-Ed by Head of Delegation on Europe Day

Celebrating Europe Day