Saudi Arabia through the eyes of a high-profile expat

Italian Consul General, Elisabetta Martini
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During her nearly three-year stay, the first female Italian Consul General witnessed overwhelming change and development across the Saudi Kingdom with the current leadership.

Many Saudis aspire to reach a Western world standard, especially in education. Most of the new Saudi generation are graduates educated overseas. But she said they still had a strong national pride.

“In the past, I heard Saudi scholarship students didn’t want to come back after finishing their studies abroad… Now Saudi students are eager to come back.” she said. The young generation is leading government and private entities, such as Sarah Al-Suhaimi, the young Saudi woman named as the first female to head the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul).

Source Credit: Arab News
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