3 women cultural attaches appointed for first time

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From the right Dr. Amal Fatani, Dr. Yousra Al-Jazairi and Dr. Fahdah Al-Sheikh.
From the right Dr. Amal Fatani, Dr. Yousra Al-Jazairi and Dr. Fahdah Al-Sheikh.

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — Minister of Education Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh has appointed cultural attachés in several countries, including three women.

The cultural attaches appointed in the Gulf, Arab and friendly countries are the following: Dr. Amal Fatani (United Kingdom), Dr. Fahdah Al-Sheikh (Ireland), Dr. Ahmed Al-Fareih (Egypt), Dr. Issa Al-Romaih (Jordan), Dr. Saad Al-Shabana (Kuwait) and Dr. Yousra Al-Jazairi (acting cultural attaché in Morocco).

It is for the first time women have been named to hold this important and vital position that is instrumental in building relationships, coordinating efforts, and strengthening cultural and civilized partnerships among countries.


The minister’s decisions are aimed to enhance the Kingdom’s educational and cultural presence at the international level, activate areas of joint cooperation, exchange scientific and research experiences, and coordinate scholarships for students to study in the Kingdom, supervising scholarship students abroad and facilitating their educational journey and investing their abilities to serve the country and participate in its future development.

Appointing Saudi women to work as cultural attaché is a major initiative to further boost the empowerment of women.

The move reflects the keenness of Saudi leadership to enable Saudi women to serve their country in all fields and reinforces confidence in the importance of their distinguished role to take part in the country’s building process.


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