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Vietnam-Cambodia groups for women in politics ink agreement

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NA President Heng Samrin and Vietnamese Communist Party’s Central Committee member Ha Thi Nga meet for talks on roles of women in politics on July 26. NA

Vietnam-Cambodia groups for women in politics ink agreement

The presence of women in politics not only promotes women’s rights and gender equality, but also makes an important contribution to the development of their country and the world, said National Assembly president Heng Samrin.

Samrin made the remarks during a July 26 meeting with Ha Thi Nga, member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam and president of the Vietnamese Women’s Federation, who led a delegation to Cambodia.

The visit aimed to contribute to strengthening traditional friendship, solidarity and cooperation in all fields between the party, state and people of the two neighbouring countries.

Samrin also congratulated Thi Nga for winning re-election as president of the federation in its 13th mandate 2022-2027.

He said the presence of women in social and political affairs was a core force and the backbone of contributing to the maintenance of peace, social order, and especially to promote socio-economic growth.

He noted that Cambodia has promoted the number of women in party, state and private sector positions remarkably well in almost all sectors at both the national and sub-national levels.

Samrin also supported and encouraged the cooperation agreement between the Cambodian Women for Peace and Development (CWPD) and their Vietnamese counterparts.

Thi Nga told Samrin about the achievements of the federation in the past, including the excellent work it had done with the CWPD. The two groups had just completed a 2017-2022 agreement, and had signed a contract to cooperate for another five years.

On July 25, Men Sam An, Minister of National Assembly-Senate Relations and Inspection and president of the CWPD, celebrated the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Cambodia and Vietnam with participation from senior officials.

This year has also been declared the year of Cambodia-Vietnam friendship 2022.

“The celebration of the anniversary was delayed due to the outbreak of Covid-19 and the busy schedule of the CWPD, but we have shown a strong commitment to strengthening friendly relations and brotherhood in the spirit of good neighbourliness and mutual assistance,” Sam An said.

During the ceremony, the two sides signed three agreements, including the 2022-2027 cooperation.


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