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King Salman praises role of women at W20 summit

RIYADH: King Salman has honored the exceptional role played by women during the pandemic.

“In a statement given at the end of the W20, on Wednesday, King Salman said :” I would like to express my gratitude to the Women 20 Engagement Group for their exemplary efforts and dedication to delivering their agenda during the extraordinary times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Saudi king identified women as a source of evolution for any society and said it is difficult to change societies without empowered women.

“Women are the main source of development for any society. Hence, without empowered women, it is almost impossible to implement any societal reforms given that women form half of the societies and they are the ones who raise up generations. Women have proven through history their remarkable role in leading change and in decision making.”

The king noted that Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 has dedicated special attention to discussing policies related to women across different ministerial and working group meetings.