Saudi Arabia’s AlUla Dates Festival to begin on Oct. 2

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Updated 22 September 2020

Saudi Arabia’s AlUla Dates Festival to begin on Oct. 2

  • RCU is working with several Saudi partners to host the festival and each partner will have a presentation stand at the festival

ALULA: AlUla Dates Festival, organized by the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), will begin on Oct.2.
The event will be held every weekend for three weeks. It will bring together dates farmers, buyers, and investors amid the ancient heritage and palm groves of AlUla.
Farmers can register to sell their produce at the market through a simple online form available on the RCU website.
RCU is working with several Saudi partners to host the festival and each partner will have a presentation stand at the festival.

 


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.