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During its session held under the chairmanship of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on April 23, 2024 in Jeddah, the Saudi Council of Ministers approved the unified system (law) for international land transport between the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council.


The Minister of Transport and Logistics and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Transport Authority, Engineer Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, commented on this decision, saying in a post on the X platform: “This system is a model of regional cooperation and represents a major step towards unifying and improving logistical procedures and raising the level of safety. It stimulates investment and sustainability of transportation projects, and ensures fair competition among service providers, by improving the regulatory environment, which contributes to achieving the goals of the National Strategy for Transport and Logistics Services.”

Wego learned that this system will encompass all commercial land international transport operations of passengers and goods. It will encompass various means of transport registered in the GCC countries and will be made mandatory following the completion of internal procedures by member states.

The project is guided by seven key objectives:

  • organizing international land transport within GCC countries,
  • enhancing road safety measures,
  • fostering closer ties among GCC nations,
  • strengthening economic relations and cooperation,
  • advancing economic integration,
  • aligning legislation and legal frameworks in economic and financial domains, and
  • maintaining synchronization with the Council’s progress through uniform laws and regulations across member states.