Saudi Arabia Participates in GCC Celebration of International Women’s Day

Saudi Arabia Participates in GCC Celebration of International Women’s Day

On behalf of the Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, the Vice Foreign Minister, Eng. Waleed bin Abdulkarim El-Khereiji, participated on Friday in the celebration of GCC member countries of the International Women’s Day at the headquarters of the GCC General Secretariat in Riyadh.

Eng. El-Khereiji delivered a speech in which he stressed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's keenness on promoting the empowerment of women among the goals of its Vision 2030, citing the role of the women as very important element of society as a whole.

The Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs reiterated the Kingdom’s keenness to protect women’s rights, eliminate discrimination against them, and support them at all levels, so that Saudi women have become an essential partner in the transformation, development, and growth march in various fields.

He also said that the International Women’s Day comes in light of the difficult circumstances the Palestinian women in the Gaza Strip are experiencing, due to the ongoing Israeli violations of international laws and humanitarian principles, renewing the Kingdom’s strong condemnation and denunciation of the illegal practices and humanity crimes being committed by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinian women and the people of Palestine in general.

Eng. El-Khereiji emphasized the need of halting the war, reaching an immediate ceasefire, and ensuring the protection of civilians, women and children in accordance with international humanitarian law.