Khalid Aldarwish honored with the distinction of Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy

The Consul General of Italy, in Jeddah, to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Elisabetta Martini,

has awarded Manuel Market CEO Khalid Aldarwish, the “Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia” (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy) in recognition of his outstanding contribution for enforcing relations between Italy and Saudi Arabia, and promoting Italian products in the Kingdom.


In congratulating Mr. Khalid for the distinction awarded to him by the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella,

the Italian General Consul underlined not only his remarkable business achievements, but also his excellent qualities and sensibility.

The “Order of the Star of Italy” was founded in 1947 by the first President of the newly established Republic of Italy.

It represents a high distinction for all those who have acquired special merits in their activities and in the promotion of friendly relations and cooperation between Italy and other Countries.

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The Jeddah-headquartered supermarket chain, plans to open 70 to 100 more stores over the next 5 years.