Saudi Arabia Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (Photo by Nicolas Asfouri – Pool/Getty Images)

A woman, Tamadur bint Youssef al-Ramah, has been appointed to a high-level government post for the first time, Punch reports.

The appointment comes amidst a reshuffling of military and ministry heads.

The military Chief of Staff, Air Defence and land forces heads and senior defence and interior ministry officials were removed in the reshuffling.

Youssef al-Ramah was appointed deputy labour minister, a high-level appointment that is a first for women.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman‘s attempt to tighten his grip on power has involved modernising Saudi Arabia, loosening its rigid Islamic laws.

A ban on women attending football matches and driving was in 2017 expunged, and a 35-year ban on cinemas was also removed.

Photo Credit: Nicolas Asfouri – Pool/Getty Images

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