09:01 | 08/05/2017 Events
Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh left Hanoi on May 7 for an official visit to Mongolia from May 7-10 with a view to strengthening bilateral economic, labour, education, cultural and tourism ties.
She is due to hold talks with the Mongolian Prime Minister, witness the signing of a cooperation agreement between the two countries, and meet the President and Speaker of the Mongolian Parliament.
The Vice President will also attend the Vietnam-Mongolia business exchange and receive the management board and students of a high school named after President Ho Chi Minh.
Following the visit, she will travel to Japan to attend the 27th Global Summit of Women (GWS) from May 10-16.
The trip aims to further strengthen the extensive strategic partnership with Japan, especially in the fields of economy, labour, agriculture; boost ties with Fukuoka prefecture, thereby reinforcing links between the two countries’ localities and businesses and attracting Japanese investment in Vietnam.
As scheduled, Thinh will pay courtesy calls to Japanese Emperor and Empress; meet Crown Prince, the President of the House of Councilors, the President of the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance, and the Minister in charge of Women’s Empowerment; attend two Vietnam-Japan business exchanges in Tokyo and Fukuoka and meet Vietnamese students in Fukuoka.
The GWS, scheduled for May 11-15, takes the theme “Beyond Womenomics: Accelerating Access” which focuses discussions on speeding up women’s ascent to business leadership, scaling up the growth of women-owned enterprises, opening up the global market to women in business, moving more women into technology industries and fostering support policies for women.
As many as 50 Vietnamese female executives will attend the event, many of whom are partners of Japan in diverse areas.