King Salman receives vice president of Ghana

King Salman receives Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, vice president of the Republic of Ghana, in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 04 November 2018
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King Salman receives vice president of Ghana

JEDDAH: Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, vice president of the Republic of Ghana, on Sunday called on King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh and conveyed a message from President Nana Akufo-Addo. 

The king also extended his greetings to the Ghana president. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir and other top Saudi and Ghanian officials attended the meeting.

Saudi Arabia and Ghana enjoy cordial ties. During a recent trip to King Abdullah Economic City organized by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hafiz Issahaku, consul general of Ghana, told Arab News: “The trip was far beyond expectations. The visit to Mohammed Bin Salman College was the most interesting part. It offered an excellent view of the Vision 2030 objectives for this country.

“With such a world-class institution, the graduates the college produces will be leaders in business, innovation and entrepreneurship, and help to take the country forward,” he said.


First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

Updated 22 March 2019
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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.