Hanoi (VNA) – Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh left Hanoi on April 22 evening for Australia to attend the 28th Global Summit of Women (GSW) in Sydney, New South Wales state, and conduct several bilateral activities from April 23-28.

The GSW, scheduled for April 26-28, will take the theme “Creating Economies of Shared Value”. It will focus discussions on the global situation, globalism and nationalism, impacts of digital era, green technology, the use of Internet and information technology in business, new business models, expansion of markets for women-led enterprises, and improving women’s role in business activities.

The event is due to see the presence of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, the President of Mauritius, ministers, deputy ministers of many countries, along with executives from trans-national corporations such as Financial Times, Mc Kinsey, Deloitte, eBay, Facebook, Intel, IBM, Daimler, Westpac, and about 1,000 female entrepreneurs and representatives from women’s organisations.

During the event, Vietnam will continue affirming its active role and stature at international forums, the importance of strengthening connectivity with female government leaders and businesses to expand economic opportunities for women. The country will take the occasion to highlight its contributions to ensuring gender equality and women’s advancement, and share ideas to promote gender equality and encourage women’s involvement in economic field.

The Vice President’s trip to Australia takes place at a time when the two countries celebrate the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties, especially following the recent establishment of strategic partnership.

Her bilateral activities aim to maintain all-level exchanges, promote ties at local level and boosting partnership across economy, trade, education, climate change response and environment protection.-VNA