King Salman meets with Kuwaiti deputy PM, Mauritanian FM

King Salman receives Kuwaiti Deputy PM Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Sabah at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 11 September 2019

King Salman meets with Kuwaiti deputy PM, Mauritanian FM

JEDDAH: King Salman on Tuesday received Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Kuwait’s deputy prime and minister and foreign minister, who conveyed a message from the Kuwaiti emir.

The king conveyed his greetings to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and wished him good health.

In a separate meeting, Mauritanian Foreign Minister Ismail Ould Cheikh, who is also a special envoy of the Mauritanian president, called on King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah.

Cheikh conveyed greetings from the Mauritanian president to the king. 

The meetings were attended by top officials from both sides. 


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.