ICYMI: Queen Rania meets with women from Abbadi tribe

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Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan met with women from the Abbadi tribe on 30 September in Amman’s Al Mu’tamed bin Abbad Charitable Society.

Upon arrival, she was welcomed by Nashmiyat Bani Abbad group’s founder, Dr Mervat Mheirat; the president of the society, Dr Abed Al Ghani Al Nahar; and its vice president, Ibrahim Al Mheirat.

Queen Rania thanked the Al Mu’tamed bin Abbad Charitable Society and its founder for the invitation to come and meet with the women. She referred to the women as “dear sisters and family members.” Those she met with consist of small business owners and volunteers.

Her Majesty’s office explained, “The Queen also expressed her appreciation for the women’s deep-rooted devotion to their country and their fellow Jordanians, and commended them for their invaluable contributions to different fields.”

Queen Rania also took to Instagram to share her thoughts about the experience, writing, “From my meeting with a group of women from the Abbadi tribe today. Delighted to have met you and grateful to you and Dr Mervat for this kind invitation.”

The Queen learned about the charitable and volunteer work of the ladies and their work in areas such as heritage preservation and craftsmanship.

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Earlier in the month, Her Majesty took the time to meet with women from the Balqawi tribes in Amman who told her about “women’s fundamental role in Jordanian society and their contributions to various industries, national achievements, and the country’s development.”

She also shared a message from King Abdullah and described the women as “beating heart of their families and communities.”

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