Queen in UAE to support rights of women and children


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 01 Dec 2019

Meeting of minds: Sultan Abdullah (fourth from right) and Tunku Azizah (fifth from right) sharing a light moment with UAE Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (third from right) in Abu Dhabi. — Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah has met with United Arab Emirates (UAE) Supreme Council of Motherhood and Childhood (SCMC) secretary-general Reem Abdullah Al Falasi at the General Union’s Office in Abu Dhabi.

The special meeting yesterday was part of the Queen’s itinerary on her private visit to Abu Dhabi, accompanying Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.

Their Majesties arrived in Abu Dhabi on a four-day private visit.

According to a statement from Istana Negara, during the three-hour meeting, the Queen was given a briefing on the SCMC’s objectives and operations. She also interacted with the SCMC leadership team.

Tunku Azizah was also entertained to a performance from the UAE Girl Guides’ children and toured the General Women’s Union Office building.

SCMC was set up by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in 2003 with the main objective to raise the dignity and protect the rights and interests of women and children in UAE, as well as lead their participation in the Gulf country’s development process.

SCMC president is Sheikha Fatima Mubarak Al Kebti, who is also known as the “Mother of UAE”. She is the mother of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

During the meeting, Her Majesty also exchanged views with Reem Abdullah Al Falasi on efforts to raise the dignity of women and children.

Tunku Azizah also spent the day visiting Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi.

Their Majesties’ visit to Abu Dhabi was on a personal invite and as special guests of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed Zayed Al Nahyan in conjunction with Formula One (F1) Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019, the final race for 2019 season, at Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island today.

On Monday, Their Majesties are scheduled to attend the UAE National Day celebration at Zayed Sports City, followed by the United Kingdom’s Royal Military Academy Sandhurst reunion, organised

by the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. — Bernama
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