Women’s achievements in Cuba and Vietnam are praised in Hanoi

Hanoi, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Women’s main achievements and the actions to be taken to eradicate the current gender gaps were considered here by top leaders of women’s organizations from Vietnam and Cuba.

The review was made by the president of the National Union of Women of Vietnam, Ha Thi Nga, and the secretary general of the Cuban Women’s Federation (FMC), Teresa Amarelle, who arrived here on Thursday heading a delegation of that organization that will travel to Laos and Cambodia later.

The member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, who recalled that a year ago she traveled to Cuba for “a very significant visit,” during which both groups signed a cooperation agreement for the 2022-2028 period, welcomed her guests with joy.

Thi Nga stressed that in the special ties of brotherhood and solidarity that unite Cuba and Vietnam, women are a very important factor, and valued that “there are still many spaces to expand collaboration” between the two organizations.

The first words by the member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) and a member of the Council of State were of gratitude to Vietnam and its people for the permanent support for and solidarity with Cuba, particularly in the struggle against the intensified blockade by the United States.

Amarelle briefed Thi Nga on Cuba’s achievements in fighting and controlling the Covid-19 pandemic, in which women played an outstanding role.

Seventy percent of the scientists involved in the development of Cuba’s Covid-19 vaccines were women, and they also had a lot to save the lives of 99.2 percent of those who became ill, and to immunize 98 percent of the Cuban population.

Even in the midst of such difficult circumstances in Cuba, all schools and hospitals continue to function, our scientists do not cease in their efforts to look for alternatives and we women continue to fight the battle in all spheres, she remarked.

The FMC secretary general also referred to the growing presence of women in the local bodies of the People’s Power, and pointed out that women represent 55.7 percent of lawmakers at the National People’s Power Assembly, making Cuba the second country in the world with the largest presence of women in Parliament.


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