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Parliamentary support to women empowerment programmes stressed

October 4, 2021

Manama, Oct. 3 (BNA): Speaker of the Representatives Council, Fawzia bint Abdullah Zainal, commended today the unlimited support of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to Bahraini women. She also praised the efforts of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of HM the King and President of the Supreme Council for Women, to showcase the contributions of the Bahraini women as an essential partner in the national development march.

The Representatives Council Speaker lauded the efforts of the government, led by HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, in implementing national policies aimed at supporting the advancement of Bahraini women and catering to their needs. She affirmed the parliamentary support to the national empowerment programmes, stressing the role of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) as a strategic partner.

The Representatives Council Speaker was speaking as she received today SCW Secretary General Hala bint Mohammed Al Ansari. The meeting was attended by First Deputy Speaker Abdulnabi Salman Ahmed, Second Deputy Speaker Ali Ahmed Zayed, Head of the Services Committee Ahmed Yousef Al Ansari, Head of the Woman and Child Affairs Committee Kaltham Abdulkarim Al Hayki, Assistant Secretary General for Resources and Services Affairs and Head of the Equal Opportunities Committee Dr. Yasser Saqr Al-Shirawi and Presidency Affairs Advisor Mustafa Abdulaziz.

From SCW, the meeting was attended by Assistant Secretary General Shaikha Dina bint Rashid Al Khalifa, International Relations and Follow-up Advisor Mohammed Al Faris, Legal Advisor Dr. Mohammed Walid Al Masri and Secretary General Office Director Shaikha Mariam bint Khalifa Al Khalifa.

The meeting cast light on ways of boosting cooperation between the Representatives Council and SCW and issues of common interest.

Al Ansari conveyed the greetings of HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa and her support to the efforts of the legislative branch to tackle issues of priority for Bahraini women. She also praised cooperation with the legislative branch as a key partner to implement the national model for gender equality.