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Belgium appoints Dominique Mineur, world’s first female ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Belgium has become the first country to appoint a female ambassador to Saudi Arabia in spite of the Gulf nation’s shocking women’s rights record.

Dominique Mineur (back, left) will move to Riyhad to head up the embassy from next year in a 'clear signal' to Saudi officials

Dominique Mineur will move to Riyhad to head up the embassy from next year in a ‘clear signal’ to Saudi officials. Newly-appointed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has promised to modernise the kingdom and has abolished the law that prohibits women from driving.
But Saudi Arabia still lags behind the rest of the modern world when it comes to equality.