Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister meets EU counterparts

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Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan meets with European Union foreign ministers in Luxembourg. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan meets with European Union foreign ministers in Luxembourg. (SPA)
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Updated 12 October 2020

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister meets EU counterparts

  • EU ministers expressed their countries’ desire to enhance cooperation with the Kingdom

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan on Monday met with European Union foreign ministers, who were holding their regular monthly meeting in Luxembourg.
The meeting discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation between the Kingdom and the European Union in all fields, Saudi Press Agency reported.
A number of European ministers expressed their countries’ desire to enhance cooperation and dialogue with the Kingdom.


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.