Saudi human rights chief meets with US, EU envoys in Riyadh

Saudi human rights chief meets with US, EU envoys in Riyadh

RIYADH (RAHNUMA): Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Commission (HRC) chief Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad met with US Embassy’s chargé d’affaires, Martina Strong, at his office on Wednesday.

During the meeting, they discussed the Kingdom’s improved ranking in the US State Department’s annual Human Rights Reports for the second year in a row and the efforts of the National Committee for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, as well as exploring mutual cooperation in this field.

Al-Awwad also highlighted the Kingdom’s efforts, under the leadership of King Abdullah and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to protect and promote human rights.

Al-Awwad also met separately with the European Union’s ambassador to the Kingdom, Patrick Simonnet to discuss areas of cooperation in terms of human rights.

Al-Awwad again stressed the Kingdom’s efforts and desire to protect human rights, citing some of the pioneering reforms it has adopted as part of Saudi Vision 2030.

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