Dr. Al-Awwad Meets with Head of Delegation for Relations with Arab Peninsula in European Parliament

Riyadh, President of the Human Rights Commission (HRC) Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad met here today with visiting Head of the Delegation for Relations with Arab Peninsula in European Parliament Hannah Neuman and the accompanying delegation.

During the meeting, Dr. Al-Awwad affirmed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is keen to protect and promote human rights, and fulfilled the international obligations of the agreements to which the Kingdom is member party, as it submitted all its international reports to be among 36 countries committed to that, out of the total of 197 countries, as a result of the support that human rights receive from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

He said: "His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, made the latest qualitative leap and led the wheel of reforms, development, change and modernization of all State facilities, foremost of which is human rights. The past three years have witnessed about 60 reform decisions dealing with human rights, where women empowerment scheme gained a 22-decision pakage as part of the Saudi Vision 2030".

They also discussed ways to develop cooperation between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the European Parliament regarding human rights issues.

Source: Saudi Press Agency