Head of the Party Central Committee’s Mass Mobilisation Commission Trương Thị Mai (centre) welcomes a delegation of the ASEAN Community Women's Group led by Ambassador Nguyễn Nguyệt Hà in Hà Nội on Tuesday. — VNA/VNS Photo Phương Hoa
HÀ NỘI — Head of the Party Central Committee’s Mass Mobilisation Commission Trương Thị Mai hosted a reception in Hà Nội on Tuesday for a delegation of the ASEAN Community Women's Group led by Ambassador Nguyễn Nguyệt Hà, on the occasion of the 110th anniversary of International Women’s Day (March 8).
With the Party and State’s attention to building the legal framework regarding women’s interests, Mai said Vietnamese women have further affirmed their role in social aspects, including external affairs.
Congratulating the group on its achievements over the past five years, she lauded its cultural and people-to-people exchanges, such as gatherings on ASEAN Family Day and joining international cuisine festivals, as well as contributions to social and charity events across Việt Nam.
Mai asked the group to continue with activities to realise ASEAN’s priorities this year, strengthen bonds between women around the world and ASEAN in particular, and help build the ASEAN common cultural identity for its strong development.
For her part, Ambassador Nga, honorary chairwoman of the ASEAN Community Women’s group in Ha Noi, said 2020 marks the fifth anniversary of the group and five years of the building of the ASEAN Community. The group’s activities have contributed to friendship and solidarity between ASEAN peoples and international friends.
She affirmed that the group will support gender equality work in Việt Nam, and wished to receive further support to contribute to Việt Nam's ASEAN Chairmanship Year 2020. — VNS