Counselor Turki Al-Sheikh, Chairman of the General Entertainment Authority, expressed his happiness to return to the homeland after a treatment trip that lasted 5 months.
Al-Sheikh said: “I extend my gratitude to my lord the king, my lord the crown prince, the Saudi people, and to everyone who asked about me or invited me from my acquaintances all over the world.”
He continued, “Forgive anyone who did not ask about me and their excuses, and I thank the medical team at the presbyterian hospital in New York.”
He concluded: “A long journey that exceeded 5 months, but the moment of kissing the land of Riyadh, I forgot everything.”
A video clip documented the moment Al Sheikh arrived in Riyadh, when he rushed from the plane to kneel on the ground, in a snapshot that embodied the extent of his longing for the homeland.