Mrs. Hala Waleed Juffali (Photo: ME NewsWire)
Mrs. Hala Waleed Juffali (Photo: ME NewsWire)

Mrs. Hala Waleed Juffali has become the first woman to assume the post of Honorary Consul in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia following her appointment to the position by Saint Lucia in Jeddah.

Mrs. Hala Waleed Juffali (Photo: ME NewsWire)
Mrs. Hala Waleed Juffali (Photo: ME NewsWire)
The opening of the Honorary Consul Office in Saudi Arabia falls within the framework of Saint Lucia’s efforts to expand its diplomatic presence within the Middle East after gaining its independence.

As part of her preparations to assume the new post, Mrs. Hala Waleed Juffali visited Saint Lucia. She met with government officials and a host of personalities representing local authorities and organizations as well as governmental entities. There, she became acquainted with the business sector and lifestyle of Saint Lucia.

Upon obtaining the approval of official authorities in Saudi Arabia, Honorary Consul Mrs. Hala Waleed Juffali started working at her Office on 1 November.

The Office will commence its preparations for a workshop with travel agencies and airlines operating in Saudi Arabia. The activities of the office also spans to opening investment opportunities and developing business.

It is worth mentioning that Saint Lucia is an island country in the Eastern Caribbean. After gaining its independency, the country strengthened its relations with the United Kingdom by entering the Commonwealth of Nations during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The island later became the headquarters of the state.

Saint Lucia is a unique destination for wedding ceremonies and honeymoons. According to Condé Nast, Saint Lucia features the best diving beaches in the world, with many “Golden Beache s”. The country is famous for its natural beauty where visitors can sense the history, dwell between the white sand and rainy forests, enjoy the vibe of musical festivals, and experience the generous hospitality of its kind people who speak English and Creole.

Saint Lucia is interested in academia and scholarships, with two of its nationals receiving Nobel Prizes; placing it among the top world countries.

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