Angela Merkel Shunned The Dress Code In Saudi And No One Batted An Eyelid


German chancellor, Angela Merkel has forgone the rules of wearing hijab in Saudi Arabia during a state visit to Jeddah to meet the country’s ruler. 

Merkel met with King of Saudi Arabia, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques this week in Jeddah to discuss international cooperations between the two countries. 

The 62-year-old chose not to wear hijab – which women in Saudi are legally required to wear, and King Salman appeared unfazed. 

Saudi has hosted several political figures without them wearing hijab – Michelle Obama, Theresa May and Hillary Clinton have all chosen not to wear the headscarf

It’s expected that Merkel will be discussing the management of refugees with King Salman, and GCC countries’ provision of humanitarian relief to refugees.


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