OSAKA (Rahnuma): Saudi Arabia joined an initiative on women’s empowerment at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan.
The Kingdom signed a pledge to promote participation in the workforce, enhance education and stimulate involvement in the small to medium business sector.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the initiative under the motto “women are able to shine,” on the closing day of the summit. He said: “The G20 members will make a united effort to promote women’s empowerment. I believe that these efforts will be a driving force for further development of the G20 as a whole.”
Saudi Arabia is one of the members of the “troika” that organizes the W20 offshoot to promote female participation in economics and politics.
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, the UN’s special advocate for inclusive finance, said: “I want to thank the troika, Argentina, Japan and Saudi Arabia, for supporting this important initiative to promote inclusive economic growth for women.”