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Syria Takes Part in Women Political Leaders Summit in Japan

TOKYO, (ST)- Syria took part in the Women Political Leaders Summit held between June 25th and 27th in the Japanese capital Tokyo with the participation of delegations from 70 countries.

 More than 300 women discussed during the summit issues relating to ways of enhancing development in societies, women role as political leaders, means of empowering women in economy and entrepreneurship in addition to women role in consolidating stability in societies , mainly in issues relating to health, economy and communications with other societies.  

The Syrian delegation to the summit comprised People's Assembly (Parliament) members: Ashwaq Abbas, as head of the delegation, in addition to MPs Amira Stivano and Farah Hamshou.

 The Women Political Leaders (WPL) is an independent global network established in 2013 and it comprised women occupying political posts such as government ministers, head of states and Prime ministers, and Parliamentarians from all over the world.

The mission of WPL is to increase both the number and the influence of women in political leadership positions.

Hamda Mustafa