President of the Vietnam Women’s Union Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa on Sept. 11 received a visiting delegation from the Democratic Women’s Union from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) led by its Chairwoman Ro Song Sil.

During the meeting, Hoa said the DPRK delegation’s visit is an opportunity for the two Women’s Unions to exchange experience in women union’s work for equality, development and social progress of women.

The visit is expected to help further boost the traditional relations between the two unions, she said.

Hoa briefed her guest on her union’s activities, including preparations for the 11 th National Women’s Congress scheduled in March, 2012.

For her part, Ro Song Sil also informed the Vietnamese side of major women’s campaigns to be launched in 2012 to celebrate the 100 th birthday of the late President Kim Il-sung and the 80 th founding anniversary of the DPRK people’s army./.