Monday, March 02, 2015

Marrakesh Express

Saudi Press Agency --

The Council of Ministers approved an agreement on cooperation in the field of mutual recognition of driving licenses between the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco, signed in the city of Marrakech on 11/05/1435 AH. A royal decree has been prepared to this effect. Among the most prominent features of this agreement: 1- A driver's license holder from one of the two countries shall be given a matching license from the other country without any theoretical or practical test provided that the license be valid in accordance with the regulations applicable in the state in which it was requested. 2- Nationals of the contracting parties - who obtained visit visas - shall be permitted to drive private vehicles, under a valid driving license issued by the competent authorities in both countries. Permission of this license shall continue until its expiry date or the end of authorized stay, whichever is earlier.

Even if item 1 has a clause that could be invoked to prevent Moroccan women from taking advantage of it, doesn't item 2 mean that a Moroccan woman with a valid visa can drive a car in Saudi Arabia?

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