Role of young Saudi businesswomen lauded

EP Deputy gov. Prince Ahmad bin Fahd bin Salman
Updated 29 July 2017
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Role of young Saudi businesswomen lauded

RIYADH: During a meeting with young Saudi businesswomen, Prince Ahmad bin Fahd bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, deputy governor of the Eastern Province, commended their determination to forge ahead.
The prince made his comments when he met with young Saudi women based in Dammam and Al-Ahsa to encourage them on the path toward women’s empowerment.
Wishing them every success in their efforts, the Saudi women were told of their responsibilities toward the nation in line with the Vision 2030.
During the audience, the deputy governor was briefed on efforts to empower women, developing their skills for self-employment, and the infrastructure needed to build up their enterprises.
Prince Ahmad also took the opportunity to discuss ways and means of enhancing the role of women and develop their work in his region.


King Salman: An honor for Saudi Arabia to serve Hajj pilgrims

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King Salman: An honor for Saudi Arabia to serve Hajj pilgrims

  • King Salman arrived in Mina, in the holy city of Makkah on Monday, to supervise services being provided to pilgrims
  • Government data show that 2.371 million pilgrims are participating in this year’s Hajj

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Tuesday expressed his pleasure to serve fellow Muslims undertaking this year’s Hajj pilgrims.
“The greatest honor that God has honored our country is its service to the guests of the Rahman, and with Eid Al-Adha, I call upon him to complement the pilgrims and to perpetuate good and peace for our nation and the rest of the country,” the kingdom’s ruler posted in Arabic in his Twitter account.
King Salman arrived in Mina, in the holy city of Makkah on Monday, to supervise services being provided to almost 2.4 million Muslims gathered for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, one of the largest annual global gatherings. He was accompanied by several senior officials, including Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif.
Government data show that 2.371 million pilgrims are participating in this year’s Hajj, with 1.758 million of them coming from outside Saudi Arabia including Asian countries, European nations and European states.