Saudi Arabia’s Rijal Alma village hosts cultural evening

Saudi cultural and heritage group entertained the audience. (SPA)
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Updated 18 July 2020

Saudi Arabia’s Rijal Alma village hosts cultural evening

  • Photography exhibition featuring the work of photographers from the province

MUHAYIL: The deputy governor of the ancient village of Rijal Alma, Ali bin Abdullah Al-Masdef, attended a cultural evening organized by the municipality as part of the 2020 Rijal Alma summer events.
The deputy governor toured a two-day honey fair and listened to a detailed explanation of honey types, beekeeping and how honey was produced. He also visited a photography exhibition featuring the work of photographers from the province.
The deputy governor then went to the municipality’s theater in the village, where members of a cultural and heritage group entertained the audience.


Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

Updated 22 October 2020

Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has praised the exceptional role played by women during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a speech delivered at the end of the W20, the G20 women’s engagement group, on Wednesday, King Salman said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the Women 20 Engagement Group for their remarkable efforts and commitment to deliver their agenda during these unprecedented times caused by the COVID -19 pandemic.”
The Saudi king described women as the source of evolution for any society and said that without empowered women it is difficult to reform societies. 
“Women are the main source of development for any society. Hence, without empowered women, it is almost impossible to implement any societal reforms given that women form half of the societies and they are the ones who raise up generations. Women has proven through history their remarkable role in leading change and in decision making.”
The king noted that Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 has dedicated special attention to discussing policies related to women across different ministerial and working group meetings.