‘Logistical’ concerns have derailed the four-day festival planned for this week.
Left: Saudi Ambassador Naif Bin Bandir AlSudairy alongside Fahad Kafoud, ambassador of Qatar, and Hussain Ali Al-Fadhala, Qatar’s first secretary, at a reception in Ottawa in 2014. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
The Saudi government has postponed a big cultural festival scheduled to take place in downtown Ottawa this week, according to the Saudi Embassy.
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