The Vietnamese women have further affirmed their role across social aspects, including external affairs as a result of the Party and State’s attention to building the legal framework regarding women’s interest, Mai said.
Congratulating the group on its achievements over the past five years, she hailed its cultural and people-to-people exchanges, such as gatherings on the ASEAN Family Day and participating in the international cuisine festivals, as well as contributions to social and charity events throughout Vietnam.
Mai asked the group to go ahead with activities to carry out the regional grouping’s priorities this year, enhance relations between women in the world and ASEAN, and help build the ASEAN common cultural identity towards stronger development.
Ambassador Nga, honorary chairwoman of the ASEAN Community Women’s group in Hanoi, said the year 2020 marks the fifth anniversary of the group and five years of the building of the ASEAN Community, noting that the group’s activities have greatly contributed to friendship and solidarity between ASEAN peoples and international friends.
She affirmed that the group will support gender equality work in Vietnam, and want to receive further support to make greater contributions to Vietnam’s ASEAN Chairmanship Year 2020.