H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), received Maria Fernanda Espinosa, President of the United Nations General Assembly, at Al Bahr Palace, today.
Sheikha Fatima welcomed her and stressed that her participation in the World Government Summit, being held in Dubai, is significant due to her international position. She indicated that the summit, attended by leaders of countries and more than 140 countries, discusses a host of international issues including women empowerment, health and educations as well as other issues of concern of peoples.
Sheikha Fatima noted that the UAE’s hosting of this gathering of leaders and officials from around the world aiming to serve the human being and improve the quality of life is a global testimony of the Emirati leadership in creative government work.
She deemed this as a rooted Emirati approach aimed at spreading goodness and welfare of humanity.
Sheikha Fatima also added that the UAE has achieved a gender balance, as the UAE women have full rights in society alongside their male mate, they are their partners in the work fields and have proven their efficiency.
She reiterated that the Emirati success in this field has empowered Emirati women who were chosen by the United Nations to train a number of Arab women in peace-keeping missions.
Espinosa hailed the UAE’s policy inside the country and abroad. She also praised Sheikha Fatima’s support for women which had enabled them to assume the highest positions in the private and government sectors.
She reaffirmed that the UAE’s humanitarian role is highlighted due to its valuable aid and humanitarian work globally for the needy.
H.H. Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, wife of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region; H.H. Sheikha Alyazia bint Saif bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, wife of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Dr. Maitha bint Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State, and a number of officials were present.
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