Tue 12-03-2019 22:32 PM
ABU DHABI, 12th March 2019 (WAM) - The UAE leadership is attaching great importance to the welfare and rights of the 'people of determination', said H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union,GWU, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, FDF.
Sheikha Fatima made the remarks as she received this evening at Qasr Al Bahr, Candida Montilla de Medina, the First Lady of the Dominican Republic.
"The UAE is making huge efforts to integrate the people of determination, especially the children, into the community, and to promote the values of tolerance and peace all over the world," she added.
Sheikha Fatima underlined the need to rally efforts by local and international organisers to successfully host the Special Olympics World Games, which will begin on Thursday in Abu Dhabi, adding that the Emirati women have a vital role to play in ensuring that success.
The First Lady of the Dominican Republic lauded the progress achieved by the UAE in all domains, particularly in the areas of women's empowerment. She also praised the attention given by Sheikha Fatima to the children and the people of determination.
The meeting was attended by a number of Sheikhas, as well as women ministers and officials.