A French woman celebrated on Thursday her 20th year in Saudi Arabia, reported Al Arabiya News Channel.
Originally from Paris, Marjuite Bastermadjan chose to live in the kingdom after she married a Syrian man and converted to Islam, a religion she called “clean, pure and true.”
The French citizen, who moved to Jeddah in 1993, said she enjoyed living in the kingdom despite the loss of her husband and the absence of many of her friends from home.
“The country [Saudi Arabia] is pure,” she said, adding that this was part of the reason she liked living there.
After spending two decades in the kingdom, the French lady hopes “to live in peace without needing anybody and in good health.”