Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, was in Riyadh to meet Saudi deputy crown prince Salman Al-Saud, where she voiced her annoyance at the expectation that women cover up.
But she shunned traditional Saudi attire, opting instead for a dark blue suit. Her decision sparked anger on Twitter in Saudi Arabia, Al Bawaba reported.
'The right to choose your own clothing is a right shared by men and women alike. It annoys me, when women are to be pushed into the Abaya.'
The newspaper reported that although servants looked 'astonished' at the sight of the German minister in traditional dress, it did not spark any protests.
Daily Mail UK