Saudi Arabia: DROI Chair welcomes the decision allowing women to drive 

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In light to the historic decision by Saudi Arabia to grant women the right to drive, the Chair of the EP Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI), Pier Antonio Panzeri (S&D, IT), stated:

"I warmly welcome the royal decision to allow Saudi women to drive. This decision comes as a result of a long battle by Saudi women for equality. 

We must encourage the political authorities to remain attentive to the aspirations of Saudi society for a full enjoyment of social and civil rights. 

A delegation from our committee will shortly visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We look forward to meeting our interlocutors and enhancing our open and constructive political dialogue on a range of common challenges including the role of civil society in building a stable, inclusive and prosperous country."