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Belgium-First Country to Appoints Female Envoy to Saudi Arabia

Published on December 26, 2017
Belgium has struck hard on conservative Saudi Arabia known for its restrictions on women by appointed first female envoy in Riyadh

Belgium-First Country to Appoints Female Envoy to Saudi Arabia
Dominique Mineur has been appointed as the ambassador to the United Arab Emirates becoming the first woman ambassador in the kingdom.
Taking inspiration from Belgium, European country is also planning to send a female ambassador to Tehran, has not been officially announced by Belgium’s ministry of foreign affairs.

Gender-segregation in Saudi Arab

Saudi Arabia is condemned for constraints on women, gender-segregation and male supervision on women, the custom of covering women head-to-toe etc. Due to all these, the nation was ranked 138 of 144 countries in the 2017 Global Gender Gap. Recently the kingdom allowed women to drive cars, trucks and ride motorcycles next year, after being the only country in the world that banned women from being on the road. Still there are so many things that women in Saudi Arab cannot do like doing a job, travel, divorce and marry without prior permission of their male guardian. They cannot mix freely males or run their own business etc.

Expected Questions

Which country has appointed the first female ambassador to Saudi Arab?
a. Poland
b. Belgium
c. United States of America
d. The United Kingdom

What is the name of first female envoy appointed to Saudi Arabia?
a. Manon Wouters
b. Camille Dupont
c. Ella Hermans
d. Dominique Mineur
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