|Chairwoman of the Vietnam Women’s Union Nguyen Thi Thu Ha (centre) presents a gift to head of the women institution under the Argentine Ministry of Social Development María Fabiana Tuñez (L)
At the meeting, Ha lauded Vietnam – Argentina comprehensive partnership across politics, trade, diplomacy and culture and increasing mutual support at international and regional forums like the UN and the Forum of East Asia–Latin America Cooperation.
She stressed Vietnam is an active member of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and is striving to achieve the UN sustainable development goals by 2030 on poverty reduction and gender equality.
Introducing Vietnamese women’s rights and the VWU’s operation, she expressed her hope for Vietnam and Argentina to boost human resources training, cooperation at international forums and experience exchange, particularly in increasing the rate of female personnel in the parliament and public agencies.
For his part, Amaro Gonzalez, secretary of the board for ASEAN cooperation under the Argentine Chamber of Deputies, highlighted the connection role of the Argentina -Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Group in bilateral cooperation.
He shared with the Vietnamese delegation Argentina’s experience on supporting women’s participation in politics and promoting gender equality in the parliament and in society.
Head of the Argentina -Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Group Sergio Javier Wisky praised Vietnam’s progress in alleviation of war aftermath and poverty as well as social welfare improvement.
He stated promoting gender equality is an important target of the Argentine Government.
While in Argentina, the Vietnamese delegation also visited the women institution under the Argentine Ministry of Social Development to study its operation.
At their meeting with representatives of the institution, the sides discussed women’s rights and participation rate in socio-political organisations of the two countries.
They also exchanged experience in protecting women’s interests and women empowerment in the modern age.
The delegation also held a working session with the unit overseeing women’s affairs of Buenos Aires, visited the Argentina – Vietnam cultural institution, and Salvador University.
On July 7, the delegation left Argentina for Cuba.