BEIRUT, Oct 19 (KUNA) — The Arab businesswomen play an active role in promoting women’s political and economic empowerment in the region, said Lama Badreddine Salam, the spouse of Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam said on Wednesday.
Arab women were able in the recent years to reach top positions in the administrations of government and non-government organizations, whether local, regional or international ones, she said.
She made the comments during her meeting with Sheikha Hessa Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah, chairperson of the Council of Arab Businesswomen and president of Kuwait businesswomen association.
Sheikha Hessa led a Kuwaiti delegation to the first regional conference of the Lebanese Businesswomen Association (LBWA), held between October 17 and 19.
Mrs. Salam said the suggestions raised by Sheikha Hessa during the conference chart a roadmap for women’s participation in the socio-economic development in the Arab region.
She highlighted the significance of women’s role in politics and decision-making, saying such role serves as indicator of the level of the process of society.
On her part, Sheikha Hessa said the conference shed light on the role of women in society with emphasis on the development of small businesses.
She called on governments to offer for more support to Arab women in business and develop strategies for women economic empowerment.
The just-ended conference reached a range of recommendations for supporting woman entrepreneurs and building the capacity of the young women in business. (Pickup previous) mah.gb
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