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Sheikha Fatima salutes UAE women achievements on Accession Day

posted on 07/08/2002: 1664 views

H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President's wife and Chairwoman of the General Women Union, yesterday hailed the achievements of UAE women during the reign of President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. In a statement on the 36th Accession anniversary of Sheikh Zayed to the "Dir Al Wattan” magazine, Sheikha Fatima congratulated the UAE people, particularly women on the 36th anniversary of Sheikh Zayed's accession to the rule of the Abu Dhabi Emirate on August 6th, 1966.

"This day is engraved in the memory of our people for being starting point of a new era of prosperity for the country," she said. She added that the progress of the UAE women would not have been fulfilled without the support and enthusiasm of Sheikh Zayed. "Today we celebrate the 36th anniversary of the accession day while having before us the great achievements accomplished by the UAE woman in all fields," Sheikha Fatima said, noting that women were looking forward to day when they would enter the national councils and partake in the decision making process alongside their men folk.

"This will be the crowning moment for UAE women's achievements over the years," Sheikha Fatima said. She said that the great strides taken by woman including holding high offices emphasises the need for her to double her efforts to execute her family duties towards with more dedication and selflessness. "When I look back where we have started our march, I can see that we have gone a long way and that we have achieved the impossible due to the determination of President Sheikh Zayed," She concluded. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM)


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