Al-Ahmadi Confirms Saudi Women Successes at Eurasian Women’s Forum in Russia

By Saint Petersburg (Russia) – Asharq Al-Awsat
Shura Council Assistant Speaker Hanan Al-Ahmadi participates in the third Eurasian Women’s Forum, Asharq Al-Awsat

The third Eurasian Women’s Forum, organized by Russia’s Federation Council of the Federal Assembly and in cooperation with the Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States, kicked off in St. Petersburg under the title: “Women: A Global Mission in a New Reality.”

A Saudi Shura Council delegation headed by Shura Council Assistant Speaker Hanan Al-Ahmadi partook in the event.

At the start of the forum, Al-Ahmadi praised the many successes achieved recently by Saudi women at various levels. These accomplishments have led to Saudi women assuming multiple leadership positions and activate their role in business sectors and development efforts.

Al-Ahmadi noted that the Council’s participation at the forum “enhances presenting the ideal image of Saudi women and what they have achieved.”

The forum’s opening session was chaired by Russia’s Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly Valentina Matviyenko. Several parliament speakers, senior officials, and leaders also participated.

Matviyenko, at the beginning of the session, welcomed those attending the forum and hailed the “big role filled by hero health workers around the world and their success in facing the coronavirus pandemic.”

Also, she noted that the forum deals with five main topics that include women’s role in forming a new peace and confidence agenda, achieving social transformation, and building a healthy society.

More so, the forum will discuss women’s role in industrial and digitization efforts as well as building economic technology.

On its first day, the forum features programs and panel discussions focused on a number of topics in which women can be supported globally.

It kickstarted with the environmental program that dealt with the strategic dimensions of women’s participation in finding solutions to pressing issues.

Apart from discussing women’s contribution to climate change solutions, the forum tackled women’s role in trade, business, and agriculture.

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