UAE fighter pilot awarded at UN
Maj Mariam Al Mansouri, the country’s first female fighter pilot, was honoured this week at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for “battling stereotypes, and terror, from the air”.
She was among nine people who received the Asia Society’s Game Changer Award, including Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, who received the top award, and Indian-American comedian Aasif Mandvi.
The award recognised people who make a positive difference to the future of Asia and the world.
Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh, UAE Permanent Representative to the UN, attended the ceremony along with other officials and diplomatic staff.
She congratulated Maj Al Mansouri and said the recognition was an honour for all Emirati women who seek to attain excellence in all fields, reported the state news agency, Wam. Details