Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 24 May 2019

Chinese delegation hail efforts of Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak to empower Emirati family

Work of Sheikha Fatima receives praise during start of Chinese visit to the UAE

Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak has been hailed for her dedication to empowering the Emirati family by a leading member of the Chinese delegation visiting the UAE.

Wei Jianqi, the spouse of the Chinese Ambassador to the UAE, praised the work of Sheikh Fatima, who is Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU) as well as being President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), for development, empowerment and welfare of the Emirati family.

Her efforts won praise during a visit by the Chinese delegation to the GWU headquarters in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

The tour marked the launch of the UAE-China Week, which is strengthening ties between the two countries.


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While welcoming the Chinese delegation, led by Wei Jianqi and including Tan Li, Deputy Chinese Consul General, Noura Al Suwaidi, Director of the GWU, told them that Emirati women are enjoying their full rights thanks to the support and care provided by Sheikha Fatima.

Al Suwaidi gave an overview of the GWU's programmes, projects and activities as well as the achievements of Emirati women.

The Chinese delegation toured various units of the GWU, including the permanent exhibition, and viewed various heritage activities and traditional handicrafts.

They also stopped by at the heritage tent where they learnt about Emirati women's traditional clothes and local cuisine.

In 2015, the UAE hosted the Arab-Chinese Women Forum under the theme, "Women's Economic Empowerment."

As well as being the driving force behind a number of projects, Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak recently donated Dh3.67 million to the Fund for Refugee Women.

Support for the displaced has always been a priority of national foreign aid, she said.

Updated: July 17, 2018 10:24 PM