Mr. Michael W. Marine, the United State Ambassador, Visited the VWU
The Ambassador expressed his happiness to the new development of the VWU and congratulated members of the VWU who were elected into the N.A. He also highly appreciated the effort of the Vietnam Government as well as the VWU in creating favorable conditions and opportunities for women in Vietnam participating in the leadership structure of the country as well as in all activities includinghunger eradication and poverty alleviation, preventing social evils to implement successfully the National Strategy for the Advancement of Women in Vietnam in the term of 2005 – 2010, especially the Gender Equality Law which was approved by the N.A in December 2006 and the forthcoming Law on Preventing Domestic Violence.
At the meeting, the Ambassador paid special attention to the issue of protecting the Vietnamese women and children from being trafficked and HIV/AIDS infection. He stated that the United State Government highly appreciates the role and contribution of the VWU in solving these problems. The
To effectively prevent HIV/AIDS, the Ambassador said that it is not only the responsibility of the Ministry of Health but also the comprehensive and close coordination among related agents, of which the VWU plays an important role. At the same time, the VWU should have stronger voice, efforts and higher determination in this struggle.
Mrs. Ha Thi Khiet thanked for the deep interest, the generous support and gestures of the United State Government for the Vietnamese people in general and women in particular in the common fight against HIV/AIDS. She promised that the VWU would try their best to contribute to the prevention and suppression of this pandemic. She also hoped that the