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Women played pivotal role in UAE development: Sheikha Fatima

posted on 02/12/2007: 1537 views

The UAE women have played a pivotal role in the formidable achievements that the country has made during the last three decades, said H.H Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairperson of the UAE General Women's Union (GWU), In a statement on the occasion of the 36th anniversary of the UAE National Day, Sheikha Fatima paid tribute to the founding father of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Sheikha Fatima also paid homage to other co-founders of the UAE Federation whose meetings of minds culminated in the birth of the federation in 1971.

"The late Sheikh Zayed was a strong proponent of women's rights. He made sure that women were not only empowered but also become proactive partakers in the development of the country", she said She added: From the outset, our people had a strong faith and trust in their leadership. In turn, the leaders did not disappoint the people. They served them to the best of their ability. Today, our country stands tall among countries of the world".

Sheikha Fatima noted that "unity is strength" and urged her fellow countrymen to stay committed to the ideals of the unity and oneness.

Turning her attention to the youth, Sheikha Fatima urged them to seek knowledge, saying that the UAE gains could best be preserved through knowledge, dedication, and hard work.

She also paid tribute to President H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, for enhancing the achievement of his forefathers who gave the nations its current nationhood, stability, and economic prosperity. (Emirates News Agency, WAM)


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