The Vietnamese delegation led by Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh made active contributions to the second Eurasian Women’s Forum, which wrapped up in Saint Petersburg, Russia on September 22 after two days of meetings.—VNA/VNS Photo Hồng Quân
MOSCOW — The Vietnamese delegation led by Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh made active contributions to the second Eurasian Women’s Forum, which wrapped up in Saint Petersburg, Russia on September 22 after two days of meetings.
Vice President Thinh delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the event, in which she highlighted Việt Nam’s achievements in ensuring equality for women, and affirmed that Việt Nam will work closely with other countries to realise the forum’s goals of protecting and elevating women’s role in the world.
During her stay in Russia, the Vietnamese Vice President met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and had working sessions with Russian Federation Council Chairperson V.I Matviyenko and Governor of Saint Petersburg G. Poltavchenko.
In the framework of the forum as well as in separate meetings with Vice President Thịnh, Russian leaders expressed their deep condolences over the passing of Vietnamese President Trần Đại Quang.
They affirmed that Russia treasures ties with Việt Nam and the country will work to further strengthen the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.
On the sidelines of the forum, Vice President Thinh also held meetings with heads of delegations from some traditional partner countries of Viet nam, including Serbia, Laos, Cuba, Armenia and Hungary.
During the meeting with Speaker of the National Assembly of Armenia, the two sides showed their desire and determination to effectively implement the free trade agreement between the Eurasia Economic Union and Việt Nam, thus promoting economic and trade ties between the two countries.
Vice President Thịnh affirmed that Việt Nam is willing to coordinate closely with Armenia to successfully organise the Francophone Summit in Armenia on October 11-12, 2018.
In her meeting with the Cuban National Assembly’s vice chairman, the Vietnamese leader spoke highly of important results achieved in the visit by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyễn Phú Trọng to Cuba in March this year, expressing her belief that visits of high-ranking leaders of the two nations will contribute to stepping up bilateral cooperation.
Meeting with the Chairwoman of Laos’s National Assembly, Vice President Thịnh stressed that the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Việt Nam and Laos is witnessing new development steps, asking the Lao side to continuously create favourable conditions for Vietnamese enterprises to invest in Laos. The Eurasian Women’s Forum adopted the document on the results of the forum, which affirmed that the forum contributes to uniting women over the world for the goal of building a stable and safe future.
Delegates affirmed their determination to continue fighting for equality between men and women as an integral part of human rights freedoms, thus ensuring women’s equal access to economic resources, and expanding opportunities for women through international co-operation.
They also called on countries, international organisations and communities to perfect legal mechanisms; roll out and promote national programmes and strategies to remove obstacles to women, especially in the areas of State management, diplomacy and business, towards ensuring the full and equal participation of women in the fields related to politics, economy, society and culture.
They applauded the signing of the Declaration on the intention to set up the Eurasian Association of Female Regional Leaders, while calling for the promotion of the role of women in inter-religious and inter-ethnic dialogues. — VNS