Saudi Arabia honors Russian investment chief with key award

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Updated 05 October 2019

Saudi Arabia honors Russian investment chief with key award

RIYADH:  Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Friday presented Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, with the Order of King Abdulaziz Al Saud. The honor was awarded by King Salman in recognition of the Russian’s efforts to strengthen cooperation between the two nations.

In addition to the presentation ceremony, the crown prince and Dmitriev discussed bilateral relations, with a particular focus on investments and other areas of cooperation.

Energy Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Salman, National Guard Minister Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, and Minister of State and Cabinet Member Dr. Musaed Al-Aiban were also present at the ceremony and meeting.


Saudi Arabia cancels separate restaurant entrances for women in latest step to end gender segregation

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Saudi Arabia cancels separate restaurant entrances for women in latest step to end gender segregation

  • Restaurants in the Kingdom have until now had to provide two entrances: one for women and families and another for men

RIYADH: Restaurants in Saudi Arabia will no longer be required to have separate entrances for families and bachelors, the Ministry of Municipalities and Rural Affairs said Sunday.

Eateries in the Kingdom have until now had to provide two entrances: one for women and families and another for men.

The new rule is the latest step taken in Saudi Arabia to reduce gender segregation, and give more rights to women.

The ministry said on Twitter it was cancelling several requirements for restaurants and kitchens including: “An entrance for bachelors (single) and a separate entrance for families.”

The ministry made the announcement among a series of rule changes affecting schools, hospitals, restaurants and entertainment facilities.