Egypt’s first lady greets women on International day



Mon, 08 Mar 2021 - 11:01 GMT


Mon, 08 Mar 2021 - 11:01 GMT

CAIRO – 8 March 2021: Egypt's First Lady Entissar al Sisi greeted, Monday, Egyptian women in the occasion of International Women's Day.

“Today we celebrate the Egyptian woman on the International Women's Day,” Egypt’s first lady wrote on her social media accounts, adding that: “this day reflects a journey full of giving; a journey that all women still continuing with the same spirit of enthusiasm and sincere determination despite all the challenges and difficulties.”

She offered a ‘pride and appreciation’ greetings to women saying: “greetings of pride and appreciation to every Egyptian woman who confirmed with her work, production, patience and sacrifices, that this country derives from her its conscience, strength and glory”.

President Abdel Fatah al Sisi also expressed, Monday respect and appreciation for Egyptian women "who diligently carry the conscience of the homeland in a way that corresponds with their eternal historical status."

"It is a constant principle that women are the inexhaustible spring of giving and goodness, and the renewable energy of safety and sacrifice. Women are the primary source of wisdom and principles, and the basis of family building and cohesion," the president added.

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres marked the day with a message emphasizing the role women have played during the last year which witnessed the spreading of Coronavirus and its effect on the world.

“But women have also been on the frontlines of pandemic response.” Guterres said.

He added, that women have been ‘essential workers keeping people alive and holding economies, communities and families together. They are among the leaders who have kept prevalence rates lower, and countries on track for recovery.’

‘”This year’s International Women’s Day highlights the transformative power of women’s equal participation. We are seeing it ourselves at the United Nations, where I am proud that we have achieved gender parity in UN leadership posts for the first time in history.” The UN Secretary-General said.






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