UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd has used the occasion of International Women's Day, and centenary of women's suffrage, to wish Lebanese women candidates good luck, saying they have the “strength, grit and determination to succeed,” the British Embassy said in a press release on Thursday.
The Home Secretary, one of the most senior ministers in the UK cabinet headed by PM Theresa May, pre-recorded the clip during her visit to Lebanon on 19 February. During the visit she met her counterpart Interior Minister Nohad al-Mashnouq and discussed the upcoming elections, including hopes that they would lead to a greater number of women MPs.
The clip comes as part of the British Embassy’s #SeatsforWomen campaign and appears on the Embassy's twitter account @UKinLebanon and UK in Lebanon on Facebook.
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