Leaders of the National Assembly met in Hanoi yesterday with female ambassadors and heads of representative offices of international organisations in Vietnam on the occasion of International Women’s Day (March 8).
|National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (left) presents souvenirs to participants. (Photo: VNA/VNS)|
Addressing the event, which was also attended by President Tran Dai Quang, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan congratulated the participants on International Women’s Day for their contribution to development co-operation between Vietnam and the international community.
Stressing Vietnam’s efforts in realising the sustainable development goals (SDG) approved by the United Nations in September 2015, she said the Vietnamese NA has been working to create appropriate legal foundations and integrate the SDGs in decisions and long- and medium-term and annual socio-economic development plans.
She said female Vietnamese NA deputies have created forums to compare notes and share experiences, as well as contribute to improving the NA’s operations, especially in issues relating to gender equality. The female Vietnamese NA parliamentarians’ group of the 14th NA was set up in November last year.
Ngan said she hoped the group would further promote practical activities with new action plans to contribute to raising the role of Vietnamese women as well as female NA deputies in the process of sustainable development and international integration.
She thanked the diplomats for the international assistance to Vietnam, saying that through female ambassadors and heads of international organisations’ representative offices, Vietnam was provided with lessons from other countries, resources and technology to accelerate its integration and implement millennium development goals and SDGs.
At the meeting, NA leaders, female heads of some NA committees and foreign guests shared their views on the position and role of women today and the activities of female Vietnamese NA deputies. They also compared notes on issues relating to the rights of women, gender equality, children, sustainable development and cooperation in these areas.