Moscow, July 11 – AIF-Moscow.
The authorities of Saudi Arabia this year may allow women to leave the country without the permission of their husband or male relative, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) newspaper reports, citing sources.
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According to the newspaper, the Saudi authorities want to repeal guardianship laws, which refer to travel for women and men over 18 years of age. If this happens, women will be able to leave Saudi Arabia without the consent of the male family member responsible for them.
The country's government committee should review these laws as early as this year. This means that travel restrictions can be lifted before the end of this year.
It is noted that it was decided to change the order of leaving the country in Saudi Arabia after some young Saudi women went abroad and asked for asylum there, complaining about the laws of the kingdom.
Now in Saudi Arabia, women of any age and men who are not yet 21 years old need to receive a guardian's permission to travel abroad.
Earlier it was reported that the Saudi princess of Rome bin Abdelaziz Al Saud became the first woman ambassador in the history of the country.
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