UAE and Cyprus discuss efforts to promote women’s empowerment

The efforts of Cyprus and the UAE to empower women were discussed during a discussion held virtually with the participation of Cyprus’ Minister of Energy Commerce and Industry Natasa Pilides and UAE Ambassador to Cyprus Sultan Ahmed AlSuwaidi.

According to a press release issued by the Embassy of the UAE to Cyprus “the engaging dialogue shed light on the efforts of the UAE and Cyprus to empower women.”

Natasa Pilides discussed Cyprus’ strategy to close the gender gap by increasing women’s participation, retention, and leadership and boosting women’s financial literacy and presence in all sectors, the press release says.

Sultan Ahmed AlSuwaidi, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus, said that the session aimed to highlight the UAE’s efforts in providing an environment that supports the empowerment and leadership of women in all fields, it adds.

“He provided an overview of laws and legislative amendments enacted by the UAE on more than 20 issues, covering work, protection, political participation, personal status, the judiciary, wages, banking transactions, freedom of movement, marriage, entrepreneurship, property, and pension, all of which serve to enhance women’s rights and raise the UAE’s stature globally,” it notes.

For her part, Dr. Hayat AlHosani, Head of the Support Services, Consular Affairs and Citizen Services Section at the UAE Embassy, highlighted the notable support that women in the UAE have enjoyed since the country’s founding, leading to the UAE ranking first in the MENA region in the World Bank’s “Women, Business and the Law” 2021 report and many others, the press release concludes.

Source: Cyprus News Agency