Saudi Foreign Ministry announced recently that women are allowed to join the army. (Image: Al Jazeera)
Saudi Arabia has announced a major reform to allow women to join the army. They can be first-class soldiers, corporal or Sergeant.
According to foreign media reports such as Fox News Network and Al Jazeera TV, Saudi Arabias Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday (9) that Saudi women could join the armed forces to serve the Saudi Ministry of Defence. This is a new step towards empowering [women], the first time in Saudi womens military history, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted on the social platform.
Twitter screenshot of Saudi Foreign Ministry
It is reported that Saudi women can hold multiple positions in several different military departments, including the medical service departments of the Royal Saudi Army, the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Defense Force and the Armed Forces, including first-class soldiers, corporals, Deputy sergeants and sergeants.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed Ben Salman has pushed for reforms since last year, lifting restrictions on women driving, entering cinemas and stadiums in order to enhance Saudi womens rights and expand their role in society. On June 6, Saudi Arabia lifted some travel restrictions on women, allowed women to stay alone in hotels, and no longer required foreign men and women to provide marriage certificates when they stayed in the same room.
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