Vietnamese National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on Sept. 14 received a visiting delegation of female leaders from the US State of Washington, led by Senator Lisa Brown, during which they shared viewpoints on gender equality.

While briefing her guest on results of the election of the 13 th National Assembly, Ngan said the proportion of Vietnamese NA female deputies now stands at 24.4 percent.

Vietnam will continue to increase the involvement of women in the National Assembly in future tenures, she said.

The NA Vice Chairwoman said that Vietnam pays strong attention to promoting gender equality and creating opportunities and conditions for women to participate in the political sector.

She cited the Vietnamese Government’s approval of a gender quality strategy during the 2011-2020 period with the aim of narrowing the gap in such fields as economics, politics and labour, while increasing women’s engagement in managerial and leadership posts.

Ngan expressed her wish that the visiting US women will contribute to boosting the multifaceted cooperation between the two sides when they return home and that Vietnamese and US women will share the same voice in building peace and stability and development of the two countries.

For her part, Senator Lisa Brown said the visit aims to study and exchange viewpoints as well as heighten understanding of gender equality, contributing to bringing more development opportunities for women, not only in the US but also in countries worldwide.

She said she hops that US and Vietnamese women will continue to exchange experiences in health care, education and protection of the rights of women and children./.