ZAHRA Sadiqi, wife of Iranian President Mohammed Al Khatami, and her delegation left yesterday after an official three-day visit at the invitation of Her Highness Shaikha Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty King Hamad and chairwoman of the Supreme Council for Women.
She held talks with Shaikha Sabeeka and other leading officials on bilateral co-operation and matters of concern to women.
She was seen off by Her Highness, council deputy chairperson and Bahrain University president Shaikha Dr Mariam bint Hassan Al Khalifa, council secretary-general Lulwa Al Awadhi and other officials.
Mrs Sadiqi earlier in the day visited Al Jasra Handicraft Centre, accompanied by leading Bahraini ladies and members.
She was briefed by centre chairperson Shaikha Wafa bint Saif Al Khalifa on traditional Bahraini crafts and industries, particularly ceramics.
Mrs Sadiqi and her delegation also visited Bahrain University where she was received by Shaikha Dr Mariam, Mrs Al Awadhi, head of the honorary mission and council member Baheeja Al Dailami and a number of college deans and heads of departments.
Shaikha Dr Mariam expressed the faculty's pride at meeting Mrs Sadiqi, briefing her on the university's role in women's education.
Shaikha Dr Mariam also hailed co-operation between the university and the council in implementing joint projects and exchanging know-how within the framework of the memo of understanding they had signed.