UN chief hails Saudi move letting women drive

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UNITED NATIONS, Sept 27 (APP): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Wednesday hailed Saudi Arabia’s decision allowing women to drive in the kingdom beginning next summer as a step in the right direction.
“I welcome Saudi Arabia’s decision to lift the ban on women drivers. An important step in the right direction,” he wrote in a tweet.
The decision to lift the ban on women drivers came in a royal order reported by state media late Tuesday that takes effect next June.
Responding to a question at the regular noon briefing at UN Headquarters in New York, the secretary-general hoped that the momentum towards gender equality would continue.