Emirates News Agency – Maitha Al Shamsi receives Serbian Labor Minister

ABU DHABI, 22nd January, 2022 (WAM) — Minister of State Maitha bint Salem Al Shamsi today received Darija Kisic Tepavcevic, Serbian Minister of Labour, Employment, Veterans and Social Policy.

They discussed ways to strengthen cooperation between the two countries, especially on empowering women.

The meeting also touched on the growing relations of friendship and cooperation between the UAE and Serbia in the fields of health, agriculture, energy, economy and trade.

Dr. Maitha Al Shamsi highlighted the efforts of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation, in areas of women’s empowerment, capacity building and providing facilities and legislation supporting women’s rights.

She noted that thanks to the initiatives launched by H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the UAE is ranked 18th in the world and first regionally on the fronts of women’s empowerment.

Tepavcevic stressed the importance of continuing cooperation and developing joint programs to strengthen the role of women in society.

WAM/Hassan Bashir

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