South Korean, Swedish envoys in Shoura Council talks

A meeting of the Saudi-Korean Parliamentary Friendship Committee of the Shoura Council. (SPA)
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Updated 16 December 2019

South Korean, Swedish envoys in Shoura Council talks

  • Shoura Council friendship committees aim to boost ties in order to strengthen the Kingdom’s relations abroad

RIYADH: South Korea is looking forward to extending its cooperation with Saudi Arabia as part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 program, the republic’s envoy, Jo Byung Wook, told a meeting of the Saudi-Korean Parliamentary Friendship Committee of the Shoura Council.
The meeting, chaired by Abdul Aziz bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, reviewed bilateral relations and discussed extending joint partnerships in a range of fields.
The South Korean ambassador praised Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to the republic, saying it opened “new horizons in relations between the two countries.”
South Korea is looking forward to being a strategic partner in the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 programs, he added.
The Saudi-Swedish Parliamentary Friendship Committee of the Shoura Council, chaired by Abdullah bin Ali Al-Maneef, also met on Monday with Swedish envoy Niclas Trouve.
Shoura Council friendship committees aim to boost ties between the council, legislative councils and parliaments in other countries in order to strengthen the Kingdom’s relations abroad.


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.