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The First Lady Shiranthi Rajapakse, the wife of the Sri Lanka President has said that women should take leadership in protecting energy for the benefit of the future generation. She has made this appeal addressing the First Ladies Conference of the World Energy Forum held in Dubai yesterday.
She has called for the women to take the lead to contribute to sustainable development and conserve energy for the benefit of the future generation, and has said that women should make a vital contribution to protect energy on behalf of the sustainable development for the posterity.
The First Ladies Summit was held yesterday under the patronage of Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein. It highlighted energy and water issues as they relate to women, empowerment and advancement of women, and women's role in sustainable development. The Summit was held at the International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Dubai.
Madam Rajapaksa further speaking has said that women can discharge a significant service to safeguard the future generation from the energy crisis. She emphasized that all women should unite in this respect. Women and development are two important forces that could not be separated. She has emphasized that women should take the lead in conserving energy for the future generation to make sustainable development a reality. She has also thanked the United Arab Emirates for taking the lead on behalf of the posterity.
The Chairman of the World Energy Forum Harold Hi Wun Shuk addressing the summit has said that by organizing a summit of the First Ladies of world leaders it was possible to focus world attention more and more on the importance of safeguarding energy resources. Representatives of the World Energy Forum, the World Health Organization and the United Nations have also attended the First Ladies Summit. (niz)