2005 News Story

Shura Council welcomes visit of head of Inter-Parliamentary Union

President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Sergio Paez left Riyadh today after a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia in response to an invitation from Chairman of the Consultative Council (Majlis Al-Shura) Shaikh Dr Saleh bin Humaid. During his visit, he was received by Governor of Riyadh Province Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz. At a press conference, he commended the arrangements for the upcoming municipal elections, and declared that the accession of the Shura Council to the IPU indicates the Kingdom's position in the Arab world, adding that Saudi women are also playing an important role.