German defense minister, has caused anger in Saudi Arabia after he refused to wear a headscarf during an official visit.
Did Ursula von der Lian and her team did not wear the traditional veil worn by women or full-length cloak clothes even though they had claimed that “respect” the customs of the country.
Its decision not to wear a headscarf during a meeting with Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, has not been met warmly by the Saudi who took to Twitter to express their anger.
One translation Tweet read: “The German Defense Minister: Do not wear the hijab in Saudi Arabia was deliberate. This is an insult to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
According to the Iranian newspaper, said von der Leyen: “No woman in my delegation will be required to wear an abaya, and choosing the right one is the common right clothes by men and women alike.”
The news comes after the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, called for a ban on the veil in Germany. Merkel said at a party conference last week threw its weight behind calls to ban the burqa and niqab anywhere “possible.”
It comes in a week when he was arrested on a Saudi woman to take off the veil in public places.