01/20/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/20/2019 02:32
Undersecretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs receives delegation of scholars from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Shaikha Rana bint Isa bin Daij Al Khalifa, received a delegation of scholars from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies currently visiting the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs highlighted the Kingdom's experience in the field of supporting female Bahraini diplomats in the diplomatic and consular work. She added that this has led Bahraini women to occupy many important positions in the Ministry's General Court and in diplomatic missions abroad.
Dr. Shaikha Rana asserted that the Bahraini woman is an integral part of the Bahraini community with all its government and private sectors, noting that the Ministry, under the directives of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, places great importance on developing women in the diplomatic and consular fields. She added that this was achieved through following a visionary plan for many years to come to represent and defend the Kingdom abroad. The Undersecretary noted that female Bahraini diplomats serving in the diplomatic corps exceed 30%, which reflects the values of the Ministry regarding the development of Bahraini women.
The meeting also reviewed experiences of female Bahraini diplomats and answered the delegation's inquiries regarding the challenges they face concerning diplomatic work and equal opportunities.
The delegation congratulated the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on celebrating 50 years of Bahraini diplomacy, wishing the Kingdom further progress and prosperity.