Austria to accept Saudi driver's license

You don't need an international driver's license while visiting Austria anymore. Your Saudi driver's license will suffice. (Reuters)
Updated 06 June 2016

Austria to accept Saudi driver's license

RIYADH: The Saudi driver's license will now be valid in Austria too, according to an announcement made by the Directorate General of the Traffic Department in Riyadh.
The Austrian authorities have officially recognized the Saudi driver's license, allowing the holders of such licenses to drive their vehicles in Austria,” an official from the directorate general said here.
The decision came after coordinated discussions of the issue between the Saudi General Department of Traffic and its Austrian counterpart, he noted, recalling that the deal was negotiated on a directive from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior.
The local driver's license is currently accepted in all GCC countries as well as some other countries.
A frequent Saudi traveler told Arab News that in countries such as the United States and the UK, he did not have any problem using his Saudi driver's license to rent cars.
A local travel agent said that the people from Saudi Arabia normally take an international driver's license with them to avoid any hassles at the other end.
He said the such licenses are issued to anybody who has a Saudi license on a payment of a modest fee by accredited agents in the Kingdom. An expatriate holding a Saudi driver's license will not be issued an international driver's license for use in his country.


Saudi Arabia takes part in forum to review sustainable goals

Updated 59 min 20 sec ago

Saudi Arabia takes part in forum to review sustainable goals

  • Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan is leading the Saudi delegation
  • Countries will submit annual progress reports during the forum

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is taking part in the High-level Political Forum 2020, UN central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The online forum taking place from July 7 to 17 has been organized under the theme “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: Realizing the decade of action and delivery of sustainable development.”
Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan is leading the Saudi delegation comprising representatives of several government agencies.
During the forum, the annual progress report on the sustainable development goals will be launched, which will include the efforts of participating countries, their projects, and initiatives to achieve the 2030 sustainable development goals.
Through its participation, Saudi Arabia confirms its global efforts and its awareness of the importance of the international community’s cooperation in achieving common goals.