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Saudi Arabia Appointed First Woman to Senior Government Post

Published on October 03, 2017
The government of Saudi Arabia has announced that a woman had been appointed as assistant mayor of Al Khubar governorate.

Saudi Arabia Appointed First Woman to Senior Government Post

  • A Saudi woman has been named to a senior government post for the first time
  • Eman Al-Ghamdi was given the post “as part of a plan to boost the number of females in leadership positions in line with Vision 2030.
  • The Saudi government has said Vision 2030, a vast plan of economic and social reforms, will raise women’s share of the labour market to 30 per cent from 22 per cent currently.

About Saudi Arabia

  • Saudi Arabia is geographically the fifth-largest state in Asia
  • It is the second-largest state in the Arab world after Algeria. 
  • It  is bordered by Jordan and Iraq to the north, Kuwait to the northeast, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates to the east, Oman to the southeast and Yemen to the south. 
  • It is separated from Israel and Egypt by the Gulf of Aqaba. 
  • It is the only nation with both a Red Sea coast and a Persian Gulf coast and most of its terrain consists of arid desert and mountains.

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