Saudi Arabia’s King Salman heads to Jeddah

King Salman waves as he prepares to fly to Jeddah (SPA)
Updated 30 April 2018

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman heads to Jeddah

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has left Riyadh for Jeddah Sunday, state news agency SPA reported.

He flew from King Salman Air Base Airport, where he was seen off by Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region, Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of Riyadh region, a number of princes, ministers, and senior officials.

He was accompanied by a number of princes and officials.

The King usually spends the summer months and Ramadan in Jeddah, accompanied by many government workers.


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.