Prince Khalid bin Salman attends Egypt’s Berenice military base opening

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Prince Khalid bin Salman said the Berenice military base is a major axis to confront threats in the Red Sea and secure global navigation. (Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Defense)
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Prince Khalid bin Salman said the Berenice military base is a major axis to confront threats in the Red Sea and secure global navigation. (Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Defense)
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Prince Khalid bin Salman said the Berenice military base is a major axis to confront threats in the Red Sea and secure global navigation. (Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Defense)
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Prince Khalid bin Salman said the Berenice military base is a major axis to confront threats in the Red Sea and secure global navigation. (Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Defense)
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Updated 16 January 2020

Prince Khalid bin Salman attends Egypt’s Berenice military base opening

  • Prince Khalid bin Salman discussed the importance of the military base and Egypt’s developing military systems

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia's Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman headed the Kingdom’s delegation in the opening ceremony of Egypt’s Berenice military base located south of Red Sea, Saudi local press reported on Thursday.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi inaugurated the military base and was accompanied by Prince Khalid bin Salman, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed, Commander of the Royal Guard in Bahrain Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borissov, and a number of ministers and senior leaders of the armed forces.

Prince Khalid bin Salman discussed the importance of the military base and Egypt’s developing military systems, saying it is a major axis to confront threats in the Red Sea and secure global navigation.


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.