Vietnamese, Cambodian women’s unions sign agreement

The Vietnamese Women’s Union (VWU) and Cambodian Women for Peace and Development (CWPD) on September 12 signed a cooperation agreement for 2017-2022, focused on sharing information and experience in enhancing gender equality.

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The document was signed by VWU President Nguyen Thi Thu Ha and Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister and CWPD President Men Sam An after their talks in Phnom Penh.

At the talks, Men Sam An lauded the Vietnamese union’s initiatives and programmes in developing the two countries’ friendship.

She expressed her hope that the unions will continue strengthening cooperation in numerous fields, especially in sharing experience.

For her part, Ha proposed the two sides focus cooperation on educating women and young generations about bilateral relations, sharing information, and signing cooperation agreements between localities.

The VWU will help train female officials for the Cambodian side, she affirmed.

While in Cambodia, the VWU delegation also presented gifts to poor households in Steung Treng, Kampong Thom and Prey Veng provinces.

The VWU delegation’s activities in Cambodia formed part of the “Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia goodwill coach trip” that began on September 4 going through the three countries. 

The trip will end in Vietnam on September 16 with a forum featuring the three countries’ women working to foster friendship and cooperation to realise sustainable development goals by 2030.

VNA

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