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Vice President Doan stresses role of women at summit

Update: June, 08/2013 - 09:37

KUALA LUMPUR (VNS)— Vice President Nguyenn Thi Doan highlighted the important role that women play in every arena, from politics and economics to society and family, during the 23rd Global Summit of Women in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

The theme "Women: Creating New Economies" was particularly appropriate for the current context, as numerous countries strive to restructure their economies, she said.

During her speech, Doan went through Viet Nam's economic development achievements over the past years and shared the country's policies and practical experience in promoting the role of women in creating new and more sustainable economies.

Many Vietnamese businesswomen are pioneers in new economic sectors and have made significant contributions to the country's sustainable development process, she noted.

Vice President Doan called on all countries to establish legal frameworks, institutions and policies to ensure gender equality and equal opportunity.

She also called upon social organisations to increase support for women in order to change public awareness and remove the many obstacles women still faced.

She expressed her hope that after the summit, state and government leaders would exert greater efforts to create favourable conditions for women at home and work.

This year's event drew the participation of more than 1,100 delegates, including national leaders and spouses of state leaders and world economic giants. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak delivered a speech at the summit. — VNS

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