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Wife of PM attends conference in Qatar


Eloise Gonsalves, the wife of Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves, was recently the guest of the wife of the Emir of Qatar for a conference in that country.{{more}}

The Prime Minister announced that Mrs Gonsalves was invited by the First Lady of Qatar, (Sheika Moza bint Nasser Al- Misnad) to attend a conference which looked at the effect of disasters on persons with disabilities.

The Fifth Shafallah Forum, which was held under the theme, “Crisis, Conflict and Disability; ensuring Equity”, addressed the impact of natural disasters, conflicts and humanitarian crises on persons with disabilities.

Participants included noted international dignitaries, disability advocates and field experts.

The Prime Minister pointed out that Mrs Gonsalves was not invited to the event as a representative of the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines, but rather as the wife of the Prime Minister.

He also pointed out that all expenses were paid for by the Qatari government.

He said that this was because of the work which was done in building the links between Qatar and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Dr Gonsalves indicated that Mrs. Gonsalves was the only Caribbean person to attend the forum, which took place from January 22-24 this year.