Nahed Abolkomsan (middle), Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya and Spanish ambassador to Egypt Ramón Gil Casares
CAIRO - 19 October 2020: Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya has praised the cooperation between her country and Egypt in the field of women empowerment, awarding head of the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights, Nehad Abolkomsan, the Order of Civil Merit.
The Saturday ceremony was held at the Spanish embassy in Cairo with the attendance of Maya Morsi, head of the National Council for Women (NCW), who sid she looks forward for more partnerships and exchange of experience serving the welfare of Egyptian women and families.
The Spanish minister highlighted that the empowerment of women is one of the most important fields of cooperation between the two states, emphasizing that Madrid supports the Egyptian efforts to eliminate descrimination and violence against women to implement the 2030 strategy of empowering Egyptian women.
She added that the Spanish government has the cause of women's and girls' rights on top of its agenda in working with Egypt, and is keen on cooperating with the NCW to empower women.
Abolkomsan, a lawyer, was awarded grade 5, Crus de Oficial, of the order in the name of Spanish King Flipe VI.