Manama, Nov. 29 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received at the Al-Safriya Palace today, in the presence of HM the King's Personal Representative, His Highness Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW), Hala Al-Ansari, a delegation from the UN Women and members of the international jury of the "Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Global Award for Women's Empowerment", led by UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, Sima Sami Bahous.
The delegation is visiting the kingdom to announce the winners of the second edition of the Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Global Award for Women's Empowerment during the ceremony which will be held tomorrow under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of HM the King and SCW President, on the sidelines of the kingdom's celebrations of the Bahraini Women's Day 2022.
HM the King commended the efforts of the international jury's president and members, praising the pioneering role of the Supreme Council for Women, led by HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, to enhance the status of Bahraini women and consolidate their effective role at the international level.
HM King Hamad appreciated the ongoing fruitful cooperation between the SCW in Bahrain and UN Women across various fields, especially in supporting the Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Global Award for Women's Empowerment and promoting women's issues globally.
HM the King lauded the benevolent goals of the Award, aiming to highlight the importance of women's contributions to development efforts and social stability in all countries.
HM King Hamad indicated that Bahrain boasts a rich past and an advanced civilisation, adding that Bahraini women have contributed significantly to the kingdom's development process, and play a noble role in taking care of their families.
In this regard, HM the King expressed pride in the numerous achievements of Bahraini women, citing their contributions to the kingdom's comprehensive development and decision-making processes, and their success in reaching the highest positions locally, regionally and globally.