Saudi student reflects on ‘Silk Road’ at China Youth Dialogue Forum

Saudi student reflects on ‘Silk Road’ at China Youth Dialogue Forum

RIYADH (Rahnuma) A Saudi female student attracted more than 300 experts, specialists and others from 60 countries to her talk at the yearly International Youth Dialogue Forum, which began on Saturday.

The forum, in the Chinese capital Beijing, is being held as part of the “Silk Road” initiative, part of Saudi Vision 2030’s partnership with the Chinese government to revive historical trade routes for the modern era.

Miraz Ahmed Badris, a student at King Abdul Aziz University, spoke with the participants of the “Modern Culture for Young Saudi Women” forum, and shed light on the fast-moving changes and developments in young Saudi women’s ambitions, in line with Saudi Vision 2030.

She also highlighted the support of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s government of Saudi women, and how the “Silk Road” initiative would contribute to fulfilling these aspirations and desired goals.

Badris was invited by the Chinese government and the Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation for the “Silk Road” initiative in China, to be the only Arab and Saudi from the Middle East to express Arab women’s point of view. The “Silk Road” initiative includes more than 60 countries in Asia, Europe and Africa, covering a population of 4.4 billion, or 63 percent of the world population, with a combined economy of $21 trillion, or 29 percent of today’s global economy.

The Kingdom is considered China’s primary economic partner in the region, with yearly trade worth $70 billion.

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