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Donald Trump Hails Saudi 'Positive Step' Allowing Women to Drive

Washington is a firm friend of the Saudi kingdom, but has often been embarrassed by its ally's conservative religious and social attitudes.

AFP

Updated:September 27, 2017, 8:53 AM IST
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Donald Trump Hails Saudi 'Positive Step' Allowing Women to Drive
US President Donald Trump attends a press conference with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on September 26, 2017. (REUTERS/Joshua Roberts)
Washington: US President Donald Trump congratulated Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for its decision to join the rest of the world in allowing women to drive, calling it a "positive step" for the ultra-conservative kingdom.

Washington is a firm friend of the Saudi kingdom, but has often been embarrassed by its ally's conservative religious and social attitudes.

"President Donald J. Trump commends the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's decision today to affirm the right of women to drive in the kingdom," a White House statement read.

"This is a positive step toward promoting the rights and opportunities of women in Saudi Arabia."

Earlier, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert hailed the "very positive sign."

"We're just happy today," she added.

Earlier, Saudi officials had announced that it would allow women to drive from next June, a victory for a long campaign by women's rights activists.

"We will continue to support Saudi Arabia in its efforts to strengthen Saudi society and the economy through reforms like this," the White House said.
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