Monday, August 05, 2013

16 Saudi-Ethiopian marriages last year

(Aug 06, 2013, (RIYADH/DAMMAM))--A source at the Ministry of Justice announced that 16 marriages between Saudis and Ethiopians were approved last year. Of these, 14 marriages were between Saudi men and Ethiopian women, while two were between Saudi women and Ethiopian men.

The undersecretary of the Eastern Province explained that men who want to marry foreigners have to file requests in the province they live in. Faisal Al-Othman said Saudi men seeking to marry foreign women must not be older than 70 or younger than 35.

If the man is already married to a Saudi, he must prove that his first wife is suffering from a terminal illness, deformity or sterility, Al-Othman said, while warning that failure to document marriages will entail an investigation by the Ministry of Interior, which may approve the marriage or invalidate it and punish the parties involved. Read more from Saudi Gazette »

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