Women’s unions of Vietnam, DPRK bolster cooperation

President of the Vietnam Women’s Union Nguyen Thi Thu Ha held talks on November 5 with her counterpart from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Jang Chun-sil on women’s activities and traditional relations.

At the meeting in Hanoi, Ha expressed her appreciation of the DPRK’s support for Vietnam in wartime, while also lauding the achievements of the Socialist Women’s Union of the DPRK over the years.

Vietnamese women have held important roles in the nation’s political system as well as its socio-economic development, she noted, adding that they have arranged and participated in many forums focusing o­n women in socialist countries. 

Underlining the long-standing traditional ties, the host voiced her hope that cooperation between the two women’s organisations will be strengthened in the coming time, especially as they are set to increase experience sharing in women’s activities, the education of political ideology, along with other activities in staff organisation and support for women, and more.

For her part, Jang Chun-sil said the Socialist Women’s Union of the DPRK – formerly known the Korean Democratic Women’s Union – is the o­nly mass organisation for women in the DPRK. It was founded by President Kim Il-sung in November 18, 1945.

She informed her host that the union has increased exchanges and solidarity with women and female organisations in many countries worldwide, which has helped to foster mutual national understanding, friendship, cooperation, and peacekeeping.

The DPRK guest also expressed her hope that the two sides will continue to exchange information o­n each other’s activities and o­n campaigns for women, as well as bolster bilateral cooperation in many spheres, including tourism.–VNA