Morocco has taken part in an Arab Women's forum, convened on May 30-31 in London with the support of the Mayor of London, dedicated to paying tribute to Arab women who have excelled in the social, cultural, political, economic, and artistic fields. The meeting was attended by several influential female leaders, including representatives of Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Saudia Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Yemen, and Iraq.
The Kingdom of Morocco was represented at this event by Mrs Zineb El Adaoui, the first woman Wali in Morocco, Mrs Souad Talsi, CCME member and first Moroccan woman to be granted an MBE by the HM Queen Elizabeth II, as well as fashion designer Nabiha Ghiati. Through their participation, the pioneering and diverse achievements made by Moroccan women in the political, social, economic and cultural fields were showcased in the .
The Keynote speech was delivered at the opening of the Forum by Mrs Zineb El Adaoui, Wali of the Gharb-Chrarda-Beni Hssen region, governor of the province of Kénitra, who underlined the special interest by HM King Mohammed VI in the issue of women and the promotion of their rights which have been constantly reinforced since the enthronement of the sovereign. Thanks to HM the King's solicitude for Moroccan women and their empowerment, woman can now make achievements in all areas of life, whether economically, politically, socially or culturally, she said. Under the reign of HM the King, Moroccan women are holding high-ranking positions which enabled to strengthen their status within society and make it a model in the Arab-Muslim world, she added.
Morocco's participation to this event was actively supported by the Ambassador of HM The King to the court of St James, HH Princess Lalla Joumala, as well as the Consultative Council for Moroccans Abroad (CCME).