Cancer prevents Shazly from attending Egyptian Women Can conference



Mon, 03 Jul 2017 - 03:30 GMT


Mon, 03 Jul 2017 - 03:30 GMT

Minister of Immigration and Expatriate Affairs - Nabila Makram - File Photo

Minister of Immigration and Expatriate Affairs - Nabila Makram - File Photo

CAIRO – 3 July 2017: Expat Egyptian Journalist Reem Al-Shazly, apologized for missing the ‘Egyptian Women Can’ conference on Sunday because of cancer.

Al-Shazly, who lives in France, is a pioneer humanitarian journalist interested in refugee issues. She is the United Nations (UN) correspondent on refugees in seven countries including New York, Rome, Syria, Tokyo, Russia and Kazakhstan. She was born in 1991 and holds a bachelors degree in media from the University of Cairo.

Furthermore, the French-based Egyptian journalist launched an initiative in May 2016 to support Egypt Air following the crash of Flight MS804 en route from Paris to Cairo. Al-Shazly, invited the French to travel to Egypt through the company.

The Minister of Immigration and Expatriate Affairs, Nabila Makram, honored Al-Shazly during her opening speech at the opening session of the conference and wished her speedy recovery. Makram praised Al-Shazly’s achievements in representing Egypt in international forums.

The ‘Egyptian Women Can’

conference is organized on July 2-3 by the Ministry of Immigration and Expatriate Affairs under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and in cooperation with the National Council for Women (NCW). The two-day conference aims to strengthen the role of female Egyptian expatriates in developing Egypt and to achieve the sustainable development goals of Egypt Vision 2030. It also shed light on the achievements of such women in all fields to form role models for new generations of young men and women

The conference comes as part of the “Al Taa Marbouta is your strength” awareness campaign launched by the NCW during the month of Ramadan to support and empower Egyptian women and highlight the importance of women's participation in all economic, political and social sectors. A total of 31 expat female Egyptian experts who specialize in scientific, intellectual and academic fields will participate in the conference.

The conference also comes in conjunction with President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s announcement that 2017 is the ‘year of Egyptian women’ and the national initiative to enable Egyptian women.



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