Swedish envoy visits KSA’s Al-Baha University

The rector of Al-Baha University, Dr. Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Hussein, on Sunday received Swedish Ambassador Jan Knutsson. (SPA)
Updated 19 November 2018
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Swedish envoy visits KSA’s Al-Baha University

  • The Swedish presence in Saudi Arabia is longstanding and involves companies, business persons, doctors and engineers who have participated in the development of the public and private sector

JEDDAH: The rector of Al-Baha University, Dr. Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Hussein, on Sunday received Swedish Ambassador Jan Knutsson.
During the meetings, they discussed issues related to international cooperation and cultural exchange between the Saudi university and Swedish educational institutions.
Saudi Arabia is Sweden’s largest trading partner in the region.
The Swedish presence in Saudi Arabia is longstanding and involves companies, business persons, doctors and engineers who have participated in the development of the public and private sector as well as in important infrastructure project — and they continue to do so.


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.