BGIPU hosting landmark visit of the Speaker of the Shura Council of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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BGIPU hosting landmark visit of the Speaker of the Shura Council of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Chairman of the British Group Inter-Parliamentary Union (BGIPU), Mr Robert Walter MP, welcomed the arrival of a delegation from the Majils Ash-Shura, the Parliament of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia led by the Speaker, H.E. Dr. Abdullah ibn Muhammad Al ash-Sheikh.

Mr Walter noted that following the recent historic appointment by His Majesty King Abdullah of 30 women to Saudi Arabia’s 150-seat parliament, he very much appreciated the inclusion in the Speaker’s delegation of two of the newly appointed female members. Mr Walter said, “The composition of the Speaker’s delegation highlights the landmark reforms taking place in the Shura Council to advance the cause of equality for women in Saudi Arabia. All UK parliamentarians participating in this visit look forward to welcoming and discussing these important steps with the Speaker and his delegation”.


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