Former first lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa attended the First International Congress for Women of Influence that was held in Tehran, Iran on Friday.
Female guests including wives of heads of state, ministers, vice presidents, and parliamentarians from Burkina Faso, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, Guinea, Niger, Nigeria, Syria, Turkmenistan, and Armenia were also in attendance.
The event aimed to appreciate women of influence, support and help them grow, and promote their creativity and ideas.
Women in various sectors, including science, research, innovation, economy, healthcare, art, photography, painting, society and environment, law, and media participated in the congress.
Addressing the congress, President Ebrahim Raisi said: “I hope that the women present in this meeting will be able to use the valuable experiences that the Islamic Republic of Iran gained after the Islamic Revolution in the field of women's rights and attention to women in society.”
An exhibition showcasing the achievements of successful Iranian women was held on the sidelines of the congress.