Spouses of Vietnamese, Chinese Party leaders visit Vietnamese Women's Museum

Mrs. Ngo Thi Man, Spouse of General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong and Prof. Peng Liyuan, Spouse of General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee and President of China Xi Jinping visited the Vietnamese Women's Museum in Hanoi on December 12. This is part of Mr. Xi Jinping’s State visit to Vietnam.
Spouse of General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong (right) welcomes spouse of General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee and President of China Xi Jinping

Attending the event were also Member of the Party Central Committee, President of the Vietnam Women's Union Ms. Ha Thi Nga, Member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Chief of the Standing Office of the Party Central Committee Ms. Lam Thi Phuong Thanh, and the First Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Ms. Nguyen Thi Hoang Van.

Mrs. Ngo Thi Man and Prof. Peng Liyuan visits the Vietnamese Women's Museum


At the Museum, the two Ladies toured the second floor exhibition with the subject “Women and Family”. Exhibits are dedicated to the beauty of Vietnamese women and reflect the development and changes in the role, status, and life of women over time.

Two Ladies tour the exhibition room “Women and Family”.

After the tour, the two Ladies had an exchange with role models in educational development for women and young girls in Vietnam. 

At the exchange, VWU’s Vice President Tran Lan Phuong made a brief report on the Vietnamese women's movement and its outstanding achievements. As an organization representing legal and legitimate rights and interests of women, the VWU has been playing a pivotal role in women's work. The VWU at all levels has actively cared for and supported women in economic development and family building, participated effectively in Party and government building, proposed new policies, given social feedback and supervision, and mobilized the entire society to realize gender equality and care for women and children.

In external relations, the VWU has cooperation with more than 300 international partners. A friendly relationship has been developed between the Vietnam Women's Union and All-China Women’s Federation (ACWF), making positive contributions to the two countries’ relations. "The VWU wishes to strengthen cooperation in many fields with the ACWF. The presence of the two Ladies in the friendly space at the Vietnamese Women's Museum is a source of encouragement to the VWU and participants at the Get-together" Ms. Tran Lan Phuong said.

The two Ladies then listened to a report by Ms. Le Thi Hoa, a teacher at Dong Son Primary School, Chuong My district, Hanoi. Seventeen years ago, she started an “Affection Class” for disabled children. Her class is now growing well with totally 7 teachers and 148 disadvantaged pupils. Followed was a story of Giang Thi Xinh, a H’Mong ethnic girl of 8th grade from Lung Phinh commune, Bac Ha district, Lao Cai province. She is a member of the Management Board of the Club "Leaders of Changes", which is being organized by VWU within the Project "Implementing gender equality and solving urgent problems for women and children" in ethnic minority and mountainous areas. She shared some difficulties encountered by local women and girls and her activities in the Club.

Two Ladies at the Get-together.

Prof. Peng Liyuan says goodbye to teacher Le Thi Hoa and student Giang Thi Xinh.

Prof. Peng Liyuan, who is the World Health Organisation’s Goodwill Ambassador for Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS and UNESCO Special Envoy for the Advancement of Girls' and Women's Education, made a remark in response. She showed her admiration to the examples of Vietnamese women and spoke highly of the role of education in changing the fate of many disadvantaged women and girls.

The two Ladies also took the occasion to enjoy tea, a show of traditional Vietnamese long dresses, and performances of “dan bau” – a Vietnamese traditional musical instrument.

The visit of the two Ladies was a valuable source of encouragement for the participants and helped to strengthen the friendship and cooperation between the women and people of the two countries.

The two Ladies enjoy the "Ao Dai Heritage" Collection made by designer Do Trinh Hoai Nam


Translated by VWU’s International Relations Department