King Salman to award $2,000 each to Saudis studying abroad

Saudi scholarship students also received a one-year 10 percent increase in stipend in January. (SPA)
Updated 29 March 2018

King Salman to award $2,000 each to Saudis studying abroad

RIYADH: Tens of thousands of Saudi students studying abroad will each receive $2,000 from the government to support their education.
King Salman approved on Wednesday a recommendation made by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to grant students abroad on government scholarships and those studying at their own expense the financial boost.
The Saudi Press Agency also reported that the king approved another recommendation to expand the country’s overseas scholarship program to include Saudi students who meet certain requirements and are studying abroad at their own expense.
There are currently 90,000 Saudis studying on government scholarships abroad, compared with more than 200,000 in 2014. Earlier in January, Saudi scholarship students also received a one-year 10 percent increase in stipend.


Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

Updated 22 October 2020

Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has praised the exceptional role played by women during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a speech delivered at the end of the W20, the G20 women’s engagement group, on Wednesday, King Salman said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the Women 20 Engagement Group for their remarkable efforts and commitment to deliver their agenda during these unprecedented times caused by the COVID -19 pandemic.”
The Saudi king described women as the source of evolution for any society and said that without empowered women it is difficult to reform societies. 
“Women are the main source of development for any society. Hence, without empowered women, it is almost impossible to implement any societal reforms given that women form half of the societies and they are the ones who raise up generations. Women has proven through history their remarkable role in leading change and in decision making.”
The king noted that Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 has dedicated special attention to discussing policies related to women across different ministerial and working group meetings.