Saudi crown prince receives Palestinian president

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman receives Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Reuters)
Updated 21 December 2017
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Saudi crown prince receives Palestinian president

RIYADH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
During the meeting, the pair discussed the latest developments in the Palestinian territories, ways to intensify practical efforts to ensure the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and to establish their independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The meeting was attended by Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir, Director of General Intelligence Khalid Al-Humaidan, and a number of senior officials.


First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

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First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

  • Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by Saudi Air Navigation Services

JEDDAH: Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) on Wednesday celebrated the appointment and start of work of the first batch of Saudi female air traffic controllers at an air traffic control center in Jeddah.
Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by SANS in cooperation with the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation. This is the first program to qualify women to work as air traffic controllers.
The academy initiative, in collaboration with SANS, seeks to create more jobs for women as part of a reform push to wean the economy off oil. Vision 2030 plan aims to increase employment and diversify revenue sources.
Earlier, SANS CEO Ryyan Tarabzoni said the state-owned company was prioritizing the hiring of women in the profession, as the country pushes to extend women’s rights in the country and also recruit more nationals as part of the “Saudization” project.