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PM statement on Saudi women gaining right to drive

Prime Minister Theresa May's statement on Saudi Arabia's decision to lift the ban on women driving.

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Prime Minister Theresa May said:

As a long standing friend of Saudi Arabia I welcome the Kingdom taking this important step towards gender equality. The empowerment of women around the world is not only an issue I care deeply about, it is also key to nations’ economic development. The UK will continue to work in close partnership with Saudi Arabia as it builds on this progress and delivers its ambitious programme of reform, Vision 2030.

Published 27 September 2017