Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (second from right) at the meeting (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen
Thi Kim Ngan met with NA female deputies in Hanoi on June 10.
The meeting was jointly
held by the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) and the female parliamentarians' group to
exchange information about the current situation of female officials.
Speaking at the event, NA Vice Chairwoman Tong
Thi Phong highlighted activities of the female parliamentarians' group and
said the legislature is discussing the target of having at least 40 percent of women
participating in the next tenure.
She added that
Vietnamese female deputies were highly evaluated at regional and global
parliamentary forums such as the International Parliamentary Union (IPU), the Asia-Pacific
Parliamentary Forum (APPF), and the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA).
According to Ha Thi Nga,
President of the Vietnam Women’s Union, the ratio of female deputies at the 14th National Assembly is 26.72 percent, relevatively high compared to that of
countries in the region and the world.
added that 2020 is a special year for women nationwide as the VWUcelebrates its 90th anniversary on October 20 with practical activities for women and girls./.