US President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, has congratulated Saudi women on their government’s decision to lift the ban on women drivers.
In a tweet on her official twitter handle, the advocate for the education and empowerment of women and girls described the announcement day as a “historic” one for Saudi women.
1:2 Today was a historic day for women in Saudi Arabia as a decree was announced to lift the ban on women drivers. #SaudiArabia— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) September 27, 2017
Ivanka added that this is an important step for Saudi Arabia in the right direction.
1:2 This important step in the right direction! #SaudiArabia— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) September 27, 2017
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued a historic royal decree granting driving licenses for women in the kingdom as of next June.
The royal decree issued on Tuesday also ordered the establishment of a high-level committee of involving the ministries of internal affairs, finance, labor and social development. They will be tasked with studying the arrangements of the edict within 30 days and to ensure the full implementation of the order 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.