Cameron meets students hoping to be first female Saudi lawyers

David Cameron has met female students hoping to be among the first allowed to practise criminal law in Saudi Arabia.

The Prime Minister chatted with the young women at Dar Al-Hekma private college in Jeddah after talks with King Abdullah as part of a trade and diplomacy push in the Middle East.

Prime Minister David Cameron meets female students at Dar Al-Hekma University in Jeddah Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

But while the Prime Minister welcomed the steps such as the recent move by the king to remove a ban on female lawyers in the courts, Mr Cameron questioned what more needed to be done to secure better work opportunities.

"What are the opportunities? How are things changing? And what more needs to happen before you see really proper opportunities for women in Saudi Arabia?," Mr Cameron asked.