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Kuwaiti leadership ‘supports’ women in all domains: official Sheikha Latifa addresses opening session of forum in Peru

 KUWAIT CITY, April 9, (KUNA): Chairperson of Women’s Affairs Committee at the Cabinet Sheikha Latifa Fahad Al- Salem Al-Sabah affirmed Tuesday the political leadership of Kuwait has supported Kuwaiti women in all domains. Sheikha Latifa, addressing the opening session of a forum for women leaders in South America and Arab countries in Peru, said Arab women in general and Kuwaiti females in particular have succeeded in winning many rights in recent decades thus occupying many senior positions in the government and private sectors. Sheikha Latifa, who heads the delegations of Kuwait and Arab countries to the forum, praised the political leadership of Kuwait’s firm support to women to enabling them contribute to decision-making. She said she was confident the forum in Peru, which featured participation of distinguished women from Arab and Latin American countries, would pave way for development of relations between the two regions.

Sheikha Latifa said Arab and Latin American countries have many potentials, expertise and human resources that would contribute to honoring aspirations of peoples in the two sides. Peruvian Minister of Women and Social Development Maria Durand opened the forum earlier and called upon women leaders in Arab and Latin American countries to develop the historic relations between the two sides. Durand said more than 400 Arab and Latin American women leaders who were full of hopes to strengthen the role of women in the economic, cultural, scientific and political domains. For her part, Arab League Assistant Secretary General Dr. Faeqa Al-Saleh said Arab women have largely contributed to the development of health and educational services. She said the Arab League was adopting Arab causes for the sake of addressing them. Peruvian First Lady Nadine Alarcon called on the importance of gender equality in order to create an active partnership between men and women. She said she was confident the Peru forum would contribute to solving problems facing women in the Arab and Latin American countries.

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