Manama, The Foreign Ministry and the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) held a focus group shedding light on Bahraini women’s diplomatic career.
The initiative is part of events being held on the sidenlines of the Bahraini Women’s Day, which will celebrate women working in the diplomatic field.
Bahraini women diplomats working at the Foreign Ministry and the Kingdom’s embassies abroad, diplomats’ wives and children also toolk part in the virtual focus group.
Foreign Ministry Undersecretary, Head of the Equal Opportunities Committee Dr. Shaikha Rana bint Isa Al-Khalifa paid tribute to Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al-Khalifa, Wife of HM the King, SCW President for her support which contributed to empowering women in all sectors, including the diplomatic field.
She commended Bahraini women who hold high-profile diplomatic posts and represent their countries in the best way, noting the increasing proportion of women diplomats at Bahraini embassies abroad over the past few years.
SCW Assistant Secretary-General Shaikha Dina bint Rashid Al-Khalifa said that focus group aims to discuss the reality of Bahraini women in the diplomatic field and suggest new ways to further consolidate their participation.
SCW Advisor for Strategic Planning and Development Dr. Dunya Ahmed moderated the focus group, stressing the council’s keenness on working jointly with the Foreign Minister to follow-up on results and highlight international practices and initiatives aimed at supporting women’s participation in the diplomatic field.
Bahrain’s Ambassador to German Abdulla Abdullatif Abdulla praised the SCW efforts, led by Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al-Khalifa to support women in all sectors, including the diplomatic field.
Shaikh Wesal stressed the importance of the newly-established Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Academy for Diplomatic Studies in promoting Bahrain’s diplomatic work.
Source: Bahrain News Agency