Saudi Arabia, Senegal in deal to boost air transport services

Alioune Sarr (left), Senegalese minister of tourism and air transport, and Abdelhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri, head of the Saudi General Authority for Civil Aviation, conclude the signing of a cooperation agreement with a handshake. (Supplied)
Updated 23 July 2019

Saudi Arabia, Senegal in deal to boost air transport services

  • The signing took place as Al-Mansouri received Sarr in Jeddah
  • The agreement has many regulatory provisions guaranteeing, among other things, air safety and aviation security

RIYADH: The governments of Saudi Arabia and Senegal, represented by Abdelhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri, head of the Saudi General Authority for Civil Aviation and Alioune Sarr, Senegalese minister of tourism and air transport, have signed an agreement to boost cooperation in air transportation services. 
The signing took place as Al-Mansouri received Sarr in Jeddah, where they discussed issues of common interest and means of boosting cooperation between the two countries.
The agreement has many regulatory provisions guaranteeing, among other things, air safety and aviation security.
This reflects the efforts exerted by the Saudi government to improve and develop the Kingdom’s air transportation sector, and its commitments to providing facilities to pilgrims visiting the country.

 


Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

Updated 17 January 2020

Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

  • Saudi women in business have lauded the Vision 2030 strategy for being the key driver in helping them to realize their ambitions

The United States President’s daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump, praised on Friday Arab states for the progress they have made in their reforms highlighted in a World Bank Report.

“Great seeing some big progress in countries with the most improved scores this year in the World Bank WBL (Women, Business and the Law) report,” she said, referring to several countries mentioned in the report, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan and Tunisia.

 

The World Bank’s annual “Women, Business, and the Law” report ranked Saudi Arabia top among 190 countries for its progress in bringing about reforms related to female involvement in economic development and entrepreneurship.  

According to the World Bank’s figures for 2020, Saudi Arabia scored 70.6 out of 100 for progress achieved in the integration of women into the labor market. The report’s findings also placed the country first among Gulf states, and second in the Arab world for meeting the criteria.

Saudi women in business have lauded the Vision 2030 strategy for being the key driver in helping them to realize their ambitions.