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Sheikha Lubna among 'world's most powerful women'

Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Foreign Trade, has been named one of the world's most powerful women by Forbes magazine.

Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Foreign Trade, was named one of the world's most powerful women by Forbes magazine.

The minister, commended in the magazine for her work in urging "women to seek more education and knowledge to develop in their fields", placed 92nd on the annual list.

Sheikha Lubna was the first women to hold a cabinet position in the UAE and is a successful businesswoman. The German chancellor Angela Merkel topped the list, and Kuwait's Sheikha Al Bahar and Qatar's Sheikha Mayassa Al Thani also made the cut.

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