GCC leaders hail King Salman’s leadership

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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman shares a light moment with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh SabahAl-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa in Jeddah. (SPA)
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Updated 01 June 2016

GCC leaders hail King Salman’s leadership

JEDDAH: The leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council paid rich tribute to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman for his exemplary leadership role regionally and globally, at the 16th meeting of the GCC here on Tuesday.
The conference, which was held for the first time in Jeddah, was chaired by King Salman and attended by high-profile officials and businessmen besides the leaders of the six-nation organization.
Cooperation in various fields, economic development and peace and security in the region were among the issues discussed during the event, which was held at the newly-opened King Abdullah International Conference Center.
Iran, Yemen, Syria, Palestine and security and safety of the region also came up for discussions. The Kingdom’s humanitarian support to the war-affected Syrian people was also hailed by the GCC leaders.
The leaders acknowledged the economic and business deals between the GCC countries, which they said are in the best interest of the citizens.


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.