LONDON: The Arab Women’s Foundation in Britain honored Kuwait’s Minister Economic Affairs and Acting Minister of Finance Maryam Al-Aqeel, in recognition of her outstanding role in the development of the government sectors. In a statement to the press, Aqeel expressed her happiness with this honor that she shares with a group of distinguished Arab women in a number of fields, pointing out that Arab women have become an important and influential element in all aspects of life.
She praised the encouragement of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and his keenness to empower Kuwaiti women. In this context, Minister Aqeel pointed to her personal experience in government work through holding several senior management positions and responsibilities in Kuwait, praising the confidence given by the political leadership, which enables her to serve her country.
Meanwhile, vice president and chief executive officer of Regent University in London Professor Aldwin Cooper said it was important to recognize the pioneering role played by Minister Aqeel at a time when the influence of Arab women is greater than ever. In the meantime, Kuwaiti Ambassador to the UK Khaled Al-Duwaisan said that he is proud to participate in honoring Minister Maryam Al-Aqeel, describing her as “diligent and persevering,” who has been able to attain the highest leadership positions in the country. He added that Kuwait is one of the first countries that focused on empowering women and enhancing their role in all fields. – KUNA