Source: All Africa
Minister for National Solidarity, Family and Women's Affairs Mounia Meslem Si Ameur declared Thursday in Charm El Cheikh that Algeria will spare no efforts to achieve the initiatives seeking the promotion of Arab women.
"We need so much to consolidate the achievements already made and address the shortcomings," Meslem said in her speech at the 7th meeting of the Supreme Council of the Arab Women's Organization (AWO).
The Minister also deplored "the shy exploitation" of the Arab world potentialities, calling for "investing in the human resource to preserve social values" giving a central role to women.
She has also stressed the values advocating women's involvement in the decision-making process and in the settlement of the armed conflicts in the Arab region.
In this regard, she highlighted "the experience of Algerian women in the 1990s, who has proved to be an essential element in building peace and reconciliation for the preservation of national unity."
The minister stressed the "major interest" granted by President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika to women, sparing no effort in promoting them, given their willingness, ability and determination to make the change."