HRH Saudi King Abdullah appoints Woman Minister -Noor Al Fayez

-Posted by D. Worth (US) | for- M. Barbay France (US trip)

JEDDAH - The appointment of Noor Al Fayez as the first woman in the Saudi Cabinet as deputy minister for women’s education has been widely welcomed. more.

Image: France24 HRH: S.A.

It is said that a lot more is coming, as King Abdullah is keen on reforms and in seeing women increasingly involved in the country’s

"This is an honor not only for me, but for all Saudi women. In the presence of a comprehensive operational team, I believe I’ll be able to face challenges and create positive change," Al-Fayez told Arab News.

People are very excited about this, Khaled Al-Maeena, editor-in-chief of Arab News told the U.S. broadcaster. This sends a clear signal that the King means business. Instead of appointing some bureaucrat, he appointed a woman.

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