87,575 business licenses issued for Saudi women

Updated 11 October 2017
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87,575 business licenses issued for Saudi women

RIYADH: The Ministry of Commerce and Investment issued 87,575 commercial registrations for women at the end of the Hijra year 1438.
Licenses were issued throughout the Kingdom, with the highest number in Riyadh with 20,086, followed by Jeddah (13,826), Makkah (5,098), Madinah (4,400) and Taif (3,861), a ministry official said.
They were issued for businesses in various fields, including trade, manufacturing, communications, information technology, real estate, cleaning, tourism, restaurants and exhibitions.
Measures and programs have recently been implemented to give women opportunities to participate in various business activities throughout the Kingdom, the ministry said in a report.
“These programs for women were sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce and Investment in line with the goals of Vision 2030, which is geared to develop the Saudi economy with the active participation of local men and women,” the report said.
The ministry has set up centers in regions such as Riyadh, Jeddah, Makkah, Dammam and Madinah to provide business assistance to women.


Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with Iraqi president Salih

Updated 19 November 2018
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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with Iraqi president Salih

  • The crown prince and president discussed mutual interests, regional as well as bilateral issues
  • Salih’s visit to Riyadh came as part of a Middle East tour

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Iraqi president Barham Salih on Monday and they discussed mutual interests, regional and bilateral issues, according to Saudi Press Agency.
“During the meeting, they reviewed aspects of the relations between the two brotherly countries and opportunities for their development, in addition to discussing developments in the region and the efforts made toward them,” the SPA statement said.
Salih was received by King Salman on Sunday as part of the president’s visit to the Kingdom, where discussions on ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries were the focus.
Salih’s visit to Riyadh came as part of a Middle East tour, which included visits to Iran, Jordan, Kuwait and the UAE.