Saudi ambassador to France presents credentials in Paris

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to France presented his credentials to the French director of State Protocol on Thursday. (Supplied)
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Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to France presented his credentials to the French director of State Protocol on Thursday. (Supplied)
Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to France presented his credentials to the French director of State Protocol on Thursday. (Supplied)
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Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to France presented his credentials to the French director of State Protocol on Thursday. (Supplied)
Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to France presented his credentials to the French director of State Protocol on Thursday. (Supplied)
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Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to France presented his credentials to the French director of State Protocol on Thursday. (Supplied)
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Updated 31 December 2020

Saudi ambassador to France presents credentials in Paris

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to France presented his credentials to the French director of State Protocol on Thursday. (Supplied)
  • Al-Ruwaily praised long-standing relations between Saudi Arabia and France

LONDON: Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to France presented his credentials to the French director of State Protocol on Thursday.

Fahad Al-Ruwaily met with Philippe France, who offered the Saudi ambassador his best wishes for progress and prosperity for the Kingdom.

Al-Ruwaily returned the good wishes and praised the long-standing relations between Saudi Arabia and France, and expressed his desire to strengthen the relations.

The ambassador arrived in Paris on Wednesday evening at Charles de Gaulle Airport where he was received by a French foreign ministry official, the interim chargé d’affaires of the Saudi embassy Saad bin Abdallah Al-Nufaii, the military attaché at the embassy of Paris and Bern, Brigadier General Ibrahim bin Nasser Al-Mutawa, the chargé d’affaires of the cultural attaché in Paris, Dr. Bakhit Al-Rashidi and other officials.


Saudi Arabia to appoint women as court judges ‘very soon’

Saudi Arabia to appoint women as court judges ‘very soon’
Updated 37 min 17 sec ago

Saudi Arabia to appoint women as court judges ‘very soon’

Saudi Arabia to appoint women as court judges ‘very soon’
  • Al-Zahid reiterated the Kingdom’s eagerness to pursue women empowerment
  • She pointed out international markers that have proven Saudi Arabia’s progress on women’s rights

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will “soon” be appointing women as court judges, an official said, in continued social reforms over the past years.
Hind al-Zahid, undersecretary for women’s empowerment at the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, said a “Saudi woman assuming a position of judge is very soon. There are initiatives on several levels.”
In an interview with Al-Arabiya, Al-Zahid reiterated the Kingdom’s eagerness to pursue women empowerment, particularly in allowing women to participate in diverse fields.
She pointed out international markers that have proven Saudi Arabia’s progress on women’s rights, particularly noting Saudi women’s participation in the Kingdom’s labor market has exceeded expectations.
Their participation rate today has reached 31 percent, and this is a very big progress. As for the civil service sectors, the Saudi women's participation rate has increased from 39 percent to 41 percent, and most of them are in the education and health sectors in addition to other sectors,” al-Zahid said.