Panafrican News Agency

Libya assumes chair of Arab Women's Organisation

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya has taken over the rotating chair the Supreme Council of the Arab Women's Organisation for the period 2021-23, a government statement said on Monday.

The Arab Women's Organisation started its 10th session  on Sunday with the handover of the chair by Claudine Aoun, chairperson of the Lebanese National Committee for Women's Affairs, to Libya, represented by Minister of State for Women's Affairs, Houria al-Tarmal.

Fadia Kiwan, Director General of the Arab Women's Organisation, thanked Claudine Aoun for her efforts during the Lebanese tenure and the important role she played in organising the eighth general conference of the OF last February.

She stressed Lebanon's concern, despite the Coronavirus pandemic, to hold this conference in the best conditions and with the widest participation of the Arab and international community, welcoming the acceptance  of the chair by Libya, represented by Minister Houria al-Tramal.

The head of the organisation stressed that her institution is committed to supporting the efforts of Arab governments and developing programmes to empower women and girls in all fields.

For her part, Mrs. al-Termal expressed pride and honour in leading the Libyan delegation and assuming the chair of the Supreme Council of the Arab Women's Organisation.

"We value the Arab Women Organisation with the highest importance, as one of the symbols of Arab solidarity with its diversity and various cultural components, and for the wise management of the organisation that has brought us together over the course of eighteen years, according to our common goals to discuss issues of supporting and empowering women in all fields, especially in light of current global circumstances and changes," she said.

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