Action needed to unleash women’s enormous potential, PM Phuc says
17:03 | 26/06/2020

VGP – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has stressed the need to take action to unleash women’s significant potential and create favorable conditions for them to bring into full play their strengths and make positive contributions to the development process of each country and the ASEAN Community.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (right) and NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (left) at the ASEAN leaders' Special Session on Women's Empowerment in the Digital Age. Photo: VGP

The Vietnamese leader made the remarks at the ASEAN Leaders’ Special Session on Women’s Empowerment in the Digital Age on the afternoon of June 26, within the framework of the ongoing 36th ASEAN Summit.

Among the attendants were Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, who chairs the 41st General Assembly of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA); Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern; and the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana.

The special session is expected to outline important orientations for ASEAN women to contribute more extensively and effectively to the process of building the ASEAN Community, as well as actively participating in the efforts to ensure peace and security and promote sustainable development and inclusive growth on a global scale.

Photo: VGP

PM Phuc stated that Viet Nam, in its capacity as ASEAN Chair 2020, prioritizes the synchronous implementation of commitments, programs, master plans, the integration of mechanisms on women, and the substantial realization of the people-oriented and people-centered ASEAN Community.

He asked delegates to discuss ways to further enhance the role and contributions of women in the face of profound and strong changes of the digital age, with a focus on facilitating women’s creative and innovative participation in all the ASEAN Community building processes across the three pillars of politics-security, economy, and culture-society.

In addition, the PM suggested enhancing women’s contributions to the efforts to maintain peace, security, stability and sustainable development, while encouraging women’s full participation in planning programs and policies on peace, security and development at the national and regional levels, contributing to promoting multilateral cooperation, and upholding the rule of law and adherence to international law.

He stressed the need to create favorable conditions for women to promote their creativity and research, apply new technologies in start-up, seek employment and business opportunities, and adapt to the transformation requirements of the digital economy. /.

By Vien Nhu

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