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Arab League, Arab Family Organisation honour Sheikha Fatima


A high-profile delegation of women leaders from the UAE, Arab and world organisations, has delivered the Pendant of Family Happiness to H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, at al-Bahr Palace today.
The Pendant was conferred on Sheikha Fatima by the Arab League and Arab Family Organisation in recognition of her initiatives and diligent efforts in addressing the Arab women issues, and ensuring family welfare.
Among others present were H.H. Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, wife of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, Sheikha Al Yazia bint Saif bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, wife of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, Sheikha Aisha bint Suhail Al Ketbi, Sheikha Latifa bint Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The event was also attended by Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development, Mariam bint Mohammed Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of Social Affairs, Dr. Maytha bint Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State, Hind Al Subaih, Kuwait's Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi, Director-General of Abu Dhabi Education Council, Enas Makkawi, Manager of the Directorate of Women, Family, and Childhood at the Arab League, other senior officials and dignitaries.
While receiving the delegation, Sheikha Fatima thanked the Arab League and the Arab Family Organisation over conferring the Pendant of Family Happiness on her, adding that the honour reflects the League and Organisation's keenness regarding the concept and value of family in building communities.
She added that the family in the UAE enjoys support from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Their Highnesses Rulers of Emirates.
Sheikha Fatima said that the UAE leadership does not spare any effort to care for the family, being a nucleus for the UAE community. She referred to the global top ranking of the UAE people as world's happiest people.