King Salman: We Embarked On Unprecedented Reform Journey To Empower Women

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, said that the Kingdom has embarked on an unprecedented reform journey to empower women and support their participation in national development.

He added that the country was proud of the distinguished work of the Women 20 group, within the framework of the G20, which is currently chaired by Riyadh.

In a speech to the W20 Summit on Wednesday, delivered by Acting Information Minister, Dr. Majed al-Qasabi, King Salman praised the group’s remarkable work during this exceptional period ‘despite the circumstances imposed on us by the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic’.

‘Women are the main source of development in any society. Hence, without empowered women, it is almost impossible to implement any societal reforms… Throughout history, they have proven their remarkable role in leading change and in decision making’, he emphasized.

The King noted that the general goal of Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 is ‘to seize the opportunities of the 21st century for all’, with a focus on three axes: ‘Creating the appropriate conditions that enable people, especially women and youth, to live decently, work and prosper; preserving the planet by promoting joint efforts to protect global resources; and shaping new horizons by adopting bold and long-term strategies to share the benefits of innovation and technological progress’.

King Salman also emphasized that the Saudi presidency of the G20 has given special attention to discussing policies related to women across different ministerial and working group meetings.

‘The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as the President of the G20 this year, commends the remarkable work of the Women 20 Engagement Group (W20) and the outcomes of their meetings. And here, it is worth mentioning that women play a crucial role in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic globally by working on the frontlines, as they represent more than 70% of healthcare workers’, he stated.

King Salman added that the Kingdom was convinced that a sound economic recovery ‘can only be achieved through comprehensive economic and social programs for women, aimed at achieving gender equity and providing possible opportunities for success.’

He continued: ‘We must not forget our commitment to achieve the United Nations’ sustainable development goals related to women at the international level, enhancing the readiness of our countries for a bright economic future requires a holistic approach to empower women in the different economic, social, health, educational, technical, cultural, entertainment, sports, and other fields.

The King concluded his speech by thanking the members of the W20 Engagement Group and the participating delegations and organizations ‘for the great efforts they made throughout the year’.

He also thanked Al Nahda Association for ‘leading the Women 20 this year as a representative of the Saudi and international women’s voice with all devotion and dedication’.

Saudi Arabia To Invest $3.4 Bln In Vaccine,Biomedical Drugs Sector

PARIS, France – Saudi Arabia’s industry and Mineral Resources said on Friday the country would invest $3.4 billion in the vaccine and biomedical drugs sector, according to state news agency SPA. The Minister Bandar Alkhorayef, who heads the newly – established vaccines and biopharmaceutical industry committee, said the move is part of the kingdom’s push … More Saudi Arabia To Invest $3.4 Bln In Vaccine,Biomedical Drugs Sector

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Arrives In Egypt, Will Visit Jordan And Turkey Next

PARIS, France – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Egypt on Monday and was welcomed by Egyptian President Abdel – Fattah el Sisi, state news agency SPA reported. The Crown Prince’s visit to Egypt is part of a tour that will include visiting Jordan and Turkey next. The visits were based on … More Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Arrives In Egypt, Will Visit Jordan And Turkey Next

Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Establishes National Media Office in UAE

PARIS, France – Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, the UAE’s deputy prime minister and minister of presidential affairs, on Wednesday launched the National Media Office. The unit is tasked with developing the media sector, legislation, regulations, and decisions on media development while also monitoring the implementation of legislation in coordination with the relevant authorities and administrative … More Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Establishes National Media Office in UAE

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala And EQT Fund To Buy Sweden’s Envirotainer

PARIS, France – Abu Dhabi state fund Mubadala and a fund managed by European buyout firm EQT have agreed to buy Envirotainer, a Swedish company which leases out cold containers for shipping temperature – sensitive healthcare products. Mubadala and the EQT X fund are buying the company from European buyout firm Cinven and Denmark life … More Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala And EQT Fund To Buy Sweden’s Envirotainer

Russia’s Lavrov To Meet With GCC Ministers In Riyadh On Wednesday – Officials

PARIS, France – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit Saudi Arabia on Wednesday where he will meet with the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC), two Gulf officials said on Tuesday. Lavrov is expected to meet with ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar in … More Russia’s Lavrov To Meet With GCC Ministers In Riyadh On Wednesday – Officials

Dubai Cooling Firm Empower Invited Banks To Pitch For IPO – Sources

DUBAI – Dubai’s Emirates Central Cooling System Cooperation (Empower) has invited investment banks to pitch for roles in its planned initial public offering, which is slated for later this years, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. Empower, which is part owned by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has asked banks to … More Dubai Cooling Firm Empower Invited Banks To Pitch For IPO – Sources

Saudi Finance Minister Says No Immediate Plans To Transfer More Funds To PIF

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND – Saudi Arabia’s finance minister said on Monday there were no immediate plans to transfer more funds to the Public Investment Fund (PIF), the sovereign wealth fund at the centre of the kingdom’s plans to diversify its economy away from oil. The PIF manages over $600 billion in assets, a figure that has … More Saudi Finance Minister Says No Immediate Plans To Transfer More Funds To PIF

Guardiola Becomes England’s Most Successful Foreign Manager

PARIS, France – Spaniard Pep Guardiola became the most successful foreign manager in English football, in terms of league titles won, when he clinched his fourth Premier League crown on Sunday. With his latest success, the Manchester City manager moved above Frenchman Arsene Wenger and Portuguese Jose Mourinho who both have three Premier League titles … More Guardiola Becomes England’s Most Successful Foreign Manager

Qatari Foreign Minister: Iran Says It Has Matters ‘Under Review’ Over Nuclear Pact

PARIS, France – Qatar’s foreign minister said in remarks cited on Saturday by Al Jazeera TV that Qatar had been informed by Iran that matters were ‘under review’ regarding a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. The Qatari – based TV broadcaster quoted Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulraham Al – Thani as saying … More Qatari Foreign Minister: Iran Says It Has Matters ‘Under Review’ Over Nuclear Pact

Loading…

Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s