TUNIS- Kuwaiti Omar Yousef Al-Shaalan has come first in the fourth International Tunisia’s Quran Recitation and Memorization Contest whose results were announced Friday(May 9th).
The honoring of Al-Shaaln took place in a ceremony that was attended the interim Tunisian President, Moncef Marzouki, Minister of Religious Affairs Muneer Al-Talili, Kuwait’s Ambassador Fahad Al-Awadhi and other state officials.
Al-Shaalan expressed, in a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), pride of his honoring in Tunisia.
For his part, member of the competition’s jury, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Enezi, said in a similar statement to KUNA that the contest was “fierce.”
He added that Al-Shaalan’s win was well-deserved, noting that this win came as a result of hard work and preparation.
He extolled the good organization of the contest by Tunisian officials.-KUNA