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First female deputy minister of labour in Saudi Arabia

International Desk 2018-02-27 11:49:45

Saudi Arabia appoints first female deputy minister of labour. Dr. Tamader bint Youssef Al Rammah has been appointed deputy minister of labour and social development.

Several new deputies in economic and security-related ministries as well as a handful of new city mayors were appointed, including Dr.Tamader bint Youssef Al Rammah asĀ  deputy minister of labour and social development for social development, a rare senior post for a woman in the Kingdom, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said in a statement.

The order is to be implemented by the concerned authorities.

Al Rammah, who holds Ph.D in Radiology and Medical Engineering from Manchester University, was Human Rights Commission Representative of Saudi Arabia in 2016 and is an academic who served on the faculty of King Saud University, reports Al Arabiya.

No official reason was given for the sweeping overhaul, but it comes as the Saudi-led Coalition's military intervention in Yemen against Houthi rebels nears the end of its third year.

[Source: khaleejtimes.com]

February 27, 2018