Women’s cooperatives welcome Netherlands Ambassador at homemade food exhibition
Women from 13 rural cooperatives, under the patronage of President of the National Commission for Lebanese Women, Claudine Aoun Roukoz, hosted the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Lebanon, Jan Waltman, at an exhibition of homemade traditional Lebanese dishes organized on the occasion of Christmas.
Waltman noted that “the Netherlands will contribute by 200 million Euros to Lebanon over the next four years, half of which will be allocated to Lebanese communities, while the other half will be allocated to the Palestinians and the Syrians in Lebanon, because the Lebanese have exhibited a high level of hospitality.”
“It is great to see women in this project taking the initiative and cooperating with each other and selling the foods they make,” he said.
“This activity contributes to achieving the goals of sustainable development by maintaining a healthy environment, contributing to decent employment opportunities, and empowering women to participate effectively in the economy and development,” said Aoun.
“It is important to grasp the major responsibilities shouldered by women, who are asked to work as if they didn’t have children and raise their children as it they didn’t have a job,” she said.
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