Party leader hopes for more women legislators hinh anh 1Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and membes of the Group of Female NA Deputies(Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said he hopes there will be more women in the National Assembly, especially those from ethnic minority groups, and hailed the performance of the nine-year-old Group of Female NA Deputies through three terms of the legislature.

Meeting with a delegation of the Group of Female NA Deputies of the 14th tenure in Hanoi on June 8, the Party chief reiterated the consistent policy of the Party and State on facilitating women’s advancement and promoting gender equality.

He noted that the proportion of women in the Vietnamese legislative body has always been among the highest in the region and the world, and through the NA activities, female parliamentarians have matured into key officials of Party and State agencies.

The female parliamentarians called on the Party and State to continue paying attention to policies on women, creating more favourable conditions for women to receive training, thus improving their capacities and enhancing their performance and role in national politics and economy.

The 14th National Assembly has 491 deputies, 132 of whom are women, with the youngest - born in 1992 – being a Dao ethnic from the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai. The NA has a woman as its Chair – Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, and a female Vice Chair – Tong Thi Phong.-VNA