According to the Saudi foreign ministry and media, Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday that it will allow women to serve in the armed forces.
Saudi Foreign ministry tweeted,
“Another step to empowerment, #Saudi women to join the army for the first time.”
According to the Saudi Press Agency, the women can submit their applications in Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah, Qassim, Asir and Al-Baha.
However, women having criminal records or who have married to non-Saudis are not applicable for the jobs in the armed forces. According to the al-Arabiya, the Saudi government had allowed the women to join security services last year.