Minister of Interior and Municipalities, Raya al-Hassan, on Tuesday welcomed a delegation of the Euromed Feminist Initiative (EFI), headed by the association's Executive Director, Boriana Johnson, and Director of Lebanon's Office, Loula el-Khoury.
"We are honored to meet with Her Excellency the Minister, especially that we represent the European Union's Ministry of Economic Empowerment of Youth and Women and the Euromed Feminist Initiative," Khoury said in the wake of the meeting.
"We have briefed her Excellency on our projects in the Middle East, which focus on combating violence against women and enabling them to attain gender equality. We also briefed her on our projects in Lebanon and the region in light of the Syrian crisis and its impact on Lebanese society," Khoury added.
Khoury also disclosed the establishment of a national observatory at the Ministry of Economy, in which the Ministry of Interior is represented.
"We have asked for the support of the Minister, especially in her capacity as a pioneer working on women's rights," Khoury concluded.
Source: National News Agency