Update: 15:54 | 13/09/2017
The Vietnamese Women’s Union (VWU) and Cambodian Women for Peace and Development (CWPD) signed a cooperation agreement for 2017-2022, on September 12, with a focus on sharing information and experience in enhancing gender equality.
At the signing ceremony.
The document was signed by VWU President Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister and CWPD President Men Sam An, following their talks in Phnom Penh.
During 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 would continue strengthening their cooperation in numerous fields, especially in sharing experience.
For her part, Ha proposed that the two sides focus their cooperation on educating women and younger 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 forms part of the “Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia goodwill coach trip” that began on September 4, traversing the three countries. The trip will end in Vietnam on September 16 with a forum featuring the three countries’ women who are working to foster friendship and cooperation to realise the sustainable development goals by 2030.