National Council for Women chairperson, Maya Morsy discussing with some members of World Bank delegation during their visit on Sunday 12 September, 2021. Photo courtesy of National Council for Women Facebook page
A World Bank delegation praised the achievements Egyptian women have gained so far and the strong belief of the political leadership in Egypt in their important role in the progress of the society and the development of the nation.
This came during a visit to the National Council for Women (NCW) by the delegation that comprised World Bank Country Director for Egypt, Yemen and Djibouti Marina Wes, Keiko Miwa, the World Bank's Regional Director for Human Development covering the Middle East and North Africa region and Ayat Soliman, the Regional Director for the World Bank Group's Sustainable Development Department for the Middle East.
The visit aimed at discussing cooperation in areas connected with women’s empowerment and removing obstacles hindering women participation in public life.
The bank delegates asserted the importance of existing cooperation between the two sides to serve women’s empowerment, saying they look forward to furthering cooperation on that score.
Welcoming the guests, the national council’s chairperson, Maya Morsy, lauded the strong cooperation with the World Bank.
“Egyptian women are taking confident steps forward in numerous domains thanks to the support of the wise political leadership,” she said, hughlighting President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi’s assiduous efforts to put Egypt on the right path of progress to build a better future for the coming generations.
She asserted the importance of confronting negative gender concepts and traditions and customs that prevent women’s work and progress and impede them from fulfilling their role in serving their communities.