Merkel refused to follow the dress code in Saudi Arabia
MOSCOW, may 1 — RIA Novosti. German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a visit to Saudi Arabia was not to cover his head with a handkerchief, put on the dress code, reports the Independent.
Merkel didn’t wear a hat, including on the meeting with king Salman bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud.
Earlier to cover their heads in Saudi Arabia refused Prime Minister of great Britain Theresa may, former U.S. Secretary of state Hillary Clinton, former first lady of the United States Michelle Obama and the head of the Bundeswehr, Ursula von der Leyen.
Journalist Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk Angela Ulrich reported that accompanying the Chancellor correspondents also did not comply with the dress code.
Two years ago during a visit to Saudi Arabia the Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, the German delegation met at the airport with a basket full of traditional clothing.