• Wed / 9 August 2017 / 13:37
  • Category: Politics
  • News Code: 96051811227
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Rouhani appoints 3 women to 12th administration's cabinet


Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed three women as members of the 12th administration's cabinet, two as vice-president and one as his assistant.

In separate letters of appointment, Rouhani appointed Masoumeh Ebtekar as Vice President for Women and Family Affairs, Laaya Joneidi as Vice-President for Legal Affairs, and Shahindokht Molaverdi as Assistant to President on Citizenship Rights.

The President also wished them success in serving Islam and the noble people of Iran, upholding the principles of the rule of law, moderation and code of ethics of the administration of Prudence and Hope.

Ebtekar served headed the Environmental Protection Organization in the Rouhani’s first administration (2013-17). She previously held the same office from 2 August 1997 to 3 August 2005, making her the first female Vice President of Iran.

Joneidi is a Law Professor at University of Tehran, specializing in trade and arbitration law. She has been Legal Deputy to the Minister of Science since 2013.

Molaverdi is an academician, feminist, jurist and scholar, who served as Vice President for Women and Family Affairs in the first Rouhani administration.

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