Countrywide job fairs for women big hit

Updated 28 April 2015

Countrywide job fairs for women big hit

Some 38,000 women attended two job fairs in Riyadh and Dammam recently, which saw some of the country’s top companies offering employment, the organizers said this week.
The events are the brainchild of Glowork, an organization dedicated to finding work for women in the country. Another event would be held in Jeddah on Tuesday, with 100 top companies participating, the organizers said in a statement.
The event will also feature local and international speakers, said Khalid W. AlKhudair, Glowork’s founder and chief executive officer. He said that large numbers of women are expected to turn up. Booths have also been taken up before the deadline.
He said local companies offered 3,500 jobs to Saudi women at the events in Riyadh and Dammam. In Dammam, 18 workshops were held, attended by 800 pre-registered women job seekers. A total of 85 companies participated, while 12,000 women registered for the event, he said.
Participating higher education institutions included King Abdulaziz, King Saud, Effat, Dar Al-Hekma, Al-Yamama, Dammam, Prince Sultan, Princess Noura and Dar Al-Uloom universities.


Egyptian envoy meets Saudi foreign minister

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan receives Egyptian Ambassador Ahmed Farouk Mohammed Tawfik in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 19 November 2019

Egyptian envoy meets Saudi foreign minister

  • The foreign minister appreciated the outgoing envoy’s efforts in strengthening the ties between Saudi Arabia and Sudan

RIYADH: Egyptian Ambassador Ahmed Farouk Mohammed Tawfik called on Saudi Foreign Minister  Prince Faisal bin Farhan in Riyadh on Monday. They reviewed bilateral relations and ways to enhance them. They also discussed issues of mutual interest.
The foreign minister also held a separate meeting with Mexican Ambassador-designate Anibal Toledo. He presented a copy of his credentials to Prince Faisal prior to submitting them to King Salman.
Sudanese Ambassador Abdulazim Al-Sadiq Al-Karoori called on Prince Faisal bin Farhan to bid him farewell. The foreign minister appreciated the outgoing envoy’s efforts in strengthening the ties between Saudi Arabia and Sudan.