Saudi Arabia - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (27.09.17)


Q - What is your response to Saudi Arabia’s decision to authorize women to drive?

A - France welcomes the decision by the Saudi Arabian authorities to authorize women to drive as of June 2018. This is a major step forward for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia, in accordance with the economic and social modernization plan, known as Vision 2030, announced by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in April 2016.

We hope that this decision will pave the way for further progress for women in Saudi Arabia.