For the first time in the country’s history, women in Kuwait will be allowed to serve in the army, the official Kuwaiti news agency KUNA reported.
Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Hamad Jabir al-Ali al-Sabah circulated the relevant ministerial decree.
The ruling states that registration for military service is open for Kuwaiti women. It is noted that at this stage, registration will be limited to medicine and military support services.
“The time has come to give Kuwaiti women the opportunity to join the army alongside men,” al-Sabah said in a statement.
Earlier in 2018, Qatar granted the right to women to serve in the army; in early 2021, the Saudi Arabian authorities made a similar decision. In the UAE, women have been able to serve in the army since 2014, in Bahrain and Oman for the past few years.
The Anadolu Agency’s website publishes in a shortened form . .(HAS).