Saudi Arabia’s first batch of women soldiers have graduated from the Armed Forces Women’s Cadre Training Center,on Wednesday after completing their course.
According to the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the Kingdom’s Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant-General Fayyad al-Ruwaili sponsored the graduation ceremony.
The Armed Forces Women’s Cadre Training Center aims to provide distinguished training services for female employees of the Ministry of Defense efficiently and professionally in the functional areas needed by the ministry, according to the head of the Armed Forces Education and Training Authority, Major General Adel al-Balawi.
Moreover, Armed Forces Women’s Cadre Training center’s mission is to provide distinguished training programs and curricula and an ideal educational environment in accordance with international quality standards that meet the needs of the armed forces of female cadres with the aim of achieving better performance that helps achieve the ministry’s goals in the future.
Earlier this year, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense announced in February that men and women in the Kingdom can apply for positions in the military through their unified admission portal.
Women are now able to sign up to join the Saudi Arabian Army, Royal Saudi Air Defense, Royal Saudi Navy, Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force, and Armed Forces Medical Services.
In July, about 17 months after its closure because of Coronavirus, Saudi Arabia announced to open the tourism sector.
The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Tourism has decided to allow the foreign tourists to enter the country who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
However, Riyadh did not made a final decision on lifting the ban on Umrah.
According to the reports, only those who have received jabs of Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson will be able to enter Saudi Arabia.
While, Saudi Arabia has said that those who have received the Chinese Sinopharm or Sinovac vaccines they must get a booster dose of one of the vaccines the above mentioned vaccines.
Saudi Arabia has made it mandatory for tourists entering the country to take CPR tests from any authorized laboratory 72 hours in advance and submit the details to Saudi Arabian health authorities.
It should be noted that Saudi Arabia has decided to open flights only for tourism from August 1, while restrictions on international flights will remain the same.