Seminar in Lebanon focuses on Saudi women’s advances

Participants of the seminar at Saudi Embasy in Beirut. — SPA

Saudi Gazette report

The Saudi Embassy in Lebanon organized a symposium titled “Women in Saudi Arabia Vision 2030” at the ESCWA headquarters in Beirut this week.

The symposium was marked by a strong political, social and media presence, presented by the Lebanese Minister of State for Economic Empowerment of Women and Youth, Violette Safadi, along with the Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon, Walid Bin Abdullah Bukhari and the Director General of Organizations and International Cooperation at the Human Rights Commission in Saudi Arabia, Amal Yahya Al-Muallim, Undersecretary General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia ESCWA, Rola Dashti, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.

Addressing the audience, Ambassador Bukhari affirmed that "the

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's pursuit to achieve ambition does not stop. The Kingdom's vision and programs reflect the aspirations of its ambitious leadership to promote human beings and work to ensure the future of generations, culture of society and the variables of the times.”

He pointed out that "since its inception, the Kingdom has given care to all that would advance national development on the principle of equality and equality of opportunity, ranging from granting women the right to education and up to the top positions in the state, until Saudi women have become the focus of attention of the world, and they have the sense of responsibility. The Kingdom is moving forward toward supporting women to ensure their full participation in development and leadership”.

Bukhari promised that "taking advantage of the potential of women to participate effectively in leading the policy of change in the Kingdom is one of the most important events of the Kingdom Vision 2030.”

Minister Safadi said that "Saudi women were a key item in the goals of that vision by achieving their presence in the nation and empowering them at the level of economic participation."

Al-Muallimi played a role in presenting the Kingdom's vision plans and goals related to women, stressing that what is happening in the Kingdom will be reflected on all Arab countries and its effects will extend positively. She presented some examples of Saudi women who have come a long way in moving toward leadership, excellence and creativity, through achieve some achievements in various fields in the Kingdom and the world, which was admired and appreciated by the audience.