Arab Producers Union honours Sheikha Fatima Final

CAIRO, 27th February, 2015 (WAM) – The Arab Producers Union has awarded the Shield of Excellence to H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, in recognition to her efforts in service of civil society, launching of development projects in Egypt, and her leading humanitarian role.

The shield was received on Sheikha Fatima’s behalf by Dr. Maitha bint Salem Al Shamsi, UAE Minister of State, during the ceremony themed “Thanks to UAE”, held by the Arab Producers Union at Opera House, Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST), in Sixth of October City, in the presence of Dr. Gaber Asfour, Minister of Culture of Egypt, on behalf of the Egyptian Prime Minister.

Addressing the ceremony, Dr. Al Shamsi conveyed the regards of Sheikha Fatima and her wishes to the great people of Egypt led by its wise leadership. She also extended thanks on behalf of Sheikha Fatima to the Arab Producers Union for its constructive efforts to strengthen the joint work and friendship between the UAE and Egypt.

The UAE minister underscored that a constructive media builds positive attitudes and contributes to highlighting visions, and focuses on issues that achieve strategic goals, including economic, social and cultural goals, while noting that the media will always be supportive to development efforts.

She hailed the efforts of media officials in the UAE and Egypt, who contributed to highlighting the role of institutions and agencies that support the joint work between the two countries.

“Egypt will remain under our focus,” Dr. Al Shamsi said, indicating that both countries share religious and Arab values. She thanked the Union for honouring Sheikha Fatima who has been persevering for years to build cohesion between Emiratis and Egyptians.

While presenting the Shield of Excellence, Dr. Mustafa Salama, Secretary General of the Arab Producers Union, said “Sheikha Fatima is not only the Mother of UAE, but the Mother of All Arabs.” He added that the Union decided to honour the UAE media and institutions in appreciation of the UAE’s courageous role towards Egypt, a position that depicts “a deep sense of fraternity and the strong bonds between the peoples of the UAE and Egypt.”