President Sisi delivers a speech at the ceremony of Laylat al-Qadr at the Ministry of Endowment on Sunday, June 2, 2019- a screenshot
CAIRO - 29 June 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi highlighted on Saturday the major axes through which Egypt is working to address the inequality and the empowerment of women, according to a statement issued by the presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady.
This came during his participation in a session held on inequality and on women empowerment as part of G-20 summit in the Japanese city of Osaka.
Many international parties participating in the summit praised the great progress that Egypt made in the area of women's empowerment, citing the recent constitutional amendments which helped increase representation of women in the parliament to more 25 percent, the statement added.
Sisi also shed light on the role of Egyptian women in the development of society, noting that the State launched several programs to empower women in recognition of their role.
Meanwhile, the successful Egyptian experience was hailed during various meetings that President Sisi held with several leaders participating in the G-20 summit including the Japanese and Italian prime ministers as well as the German chancellor Angela Merkel.
Egypt has been turned from a severely disrupted country in 2011 to another one enjoying high economic performance and development rates exceeding 6 percent in addition to increasing foreign currency reserve, a fact that was underlined during the meetings, the statement added.
Kicked off on Friday, the two-day G20 Summit is hosted in Japan for the first time.