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Saudis Celebrate 5th Anniversary of King Salman’s Ascension of the Throne

With the start of this week, people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its residents celebrated the fifth anniversary of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman’s accession to the throne as King of Saudi Arabia.

During the last five years, the kingdom witnessed radical changes and unprecedented shifts that made great progress in different fields all over the kingdom, through this report Leaders MENA Magazine will shed light on the main shifts that took place and challenges that faced the county.

Women’s leadership

After decades of banning Saudi women from driving in the kingdom, and years of the emergence of some human rights movements calling for lifting the ban to no avail, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman King Salman issued on September 26, 2017 an order allowing women to drive.

The first implementation step of this decision was on June 4, 2018, a Saudi girl named Ahlam al-Thunayan was the first woman to get a driver’s license in Saudi Arabia. This step sparked positive reactions around the world.

Saudi Arabia enters new era of cultural, social openness

Through the past five years, Saudi Arabia has also witnessed qualitative changes in society, with the inauguration of cinemas and organizing concerts, this appears apparently in the ongoing entertainment Riaydh season where The Kingdom managed to attract artists and singers from all over the world who held there concerts for the first time.

Supreme Committee against Corruption

Moreover, and for the sake of combating corruption, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman formed the High Commission against Corruption, headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that allowed the Saudi government to launch a massive crackdown against those charged with corruption.