KUWAIT, Oct 7 (KUNA) -- Having attended recently the Baku International Humanitarian Forum in Azerbaijan, President of the Kuwaiti Society for the Ideal Family Sheikha Fariha Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah applauded on Tuesday the forum's taking up of human development issues, in particular those pertaining to empowerment of women and protection of children.
The forum is an annual event of famous representatives of political scientific and cultural elite of the world community including famous statesmen, Nobel Prize's winners in the various fields of science and leaders of influential international organizations whose aim is holding dialogues, discussions and exchange of views on a wide range of global issues in the interest of all humanity.
Sheikha Fariha, in a speech at the forum (held Oct2-3) called for, among other things, the promotion of dialogue, tolerance, and human rights among peoples of the earth. She spoke to KUNA today about her participation in the forum in the city of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. She also condoned the notion of an international humanitarian construct that would be based on international law in an environment conducive to justice, peace, and human dignity for all.
She furthermore stressed the imperative to eradicate conflicts, discrimination and extremism anywhere they are found.
Sheikha Fariha was officially invited to attend the forum by the Azeri minister of foreign affairs.
On the sideline of the forum, she visited a major orphanage in Baku where she made monetary donations to it in the name of Kuwaiti children. She also met with Hijran Huseynova, the Minister for Family, Women and Children's Affairs of Azerbaijan, which is a governmental agency within the Cabinet of Azerbaijan in charge of regulation of activities for the protection of the rights of women and children and overseeing activities of non-governmental organizations involved in family issues in Azerbaijan.
The two officials discussed the agency's cooperation with the Kuwaiti Society for the Ideal Family. (end) bs.ajs