King Salman issues a decree allowing women to drive in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive, state media reported late Tuesday, citing a royal decree issued by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, on Tuesday.

The decree has ordered that a ministerial body be set up to give advice within 30 days and that the order will be implemented by June 2018.

“The royal decree will implement the provisions of traffic regulations, including the issuance of driving licenses for men and women alike,”

the Saudi Press Agency said.

“Saudi Arabia allows women to drive,” the Kingdom’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Twitter, according to Arab News.

 

Source: WAM

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