Vietnam, Laos intensify cooperation between women’s unions

A delegation of the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) led by its President Ha Thi Nga paid a courtesy visit to Lao Vice President Pany Yathotou in Vientiane on April 4.
Lao Vice President Pany Yathotou (R) receives Vietnam Women’s Union President Ha Thi Nga (Photo: VNA)

Ha thanked the Lao Party and State leaders, including Pany Yathotou personally, for creating favourable conditions for and supporting the two countries’ women; hoping to continue receiving directions and assistance so that the two unions can effectively implement their cooperation agreement for the 2023-2027 period.

Informing the host on the outcomes of the talks between the two women’s unions as well as their cooperation over the past years, she affirmed that the unions will continue strengthening collaboration and supporting each other for development.

Pany Yathotou said that the two unions, in addition to well implementing the signed agreement, should create conditions for the women's associations in border provinces to increase the sharing of experience in economic and tourism development.

As Vietnamese women have many diverse and successful economic business models, the Lao Vice President expressed her wish that the VWU will continue to intensify and expand cooperation to provide training for women at the district and provincial levels so that Lao women not only make progress in their work, but also know how to do business for a better life.

Earlier the same day, the VWU delegation held talks with a delegation from the Laos Women’s Union led by its President Inlavan Keobounphan.

In the afternoon, a ceremony is scheduled to be held to present orders and medals of the Lao Party and State to VWU individuals and collectives for their outstanding achievements.