FMC Secretary General Teresa Amarelle Boué (L) presents gift to VWU President Nguyen Thi Thu Ha (Source: VNA)

Havana (VNA) – The Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) and the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) have agreed to intensify cooperation to further tighten the Vietnam-Cuba friendship.

The agreement was reached by VWU President Nguyen Thi Thu Ha and FMC Secretary General Teresa Amarelle Boué during Ha’s working visit to Cuba from July 7-13.

They shared targets and achievements in women empowerment as well as challenges facing the two organisations.

Along with introducing the host to the role and rights of Vietnamese women in the socio-political system, Ha affirmed her willingness to share with the Cuban side experience in getting involved in national economic development plans, as well as preparations to adapt to the strong development of technology.

She took the occasion to invite the FMC Secretary General to visit Vietnam to work toward the signing of specific cooperative agreements.

Within the framework of her visit, the VWU leader met Vice President of the Cuban National Assembly Ana María Mari Machado, during which they exchanged information about and experience in women empowerment as well as in how to ensure the interests of women and promote their role in a modern society.

The Vietnamese official also had a meeting with Jose Ramon Balaguer, Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (CPC) Central Committee and head of its Department of External Relations, visited the regional office of the Women's International Democratic Federation, the Cuban Institute of Friendship with Peoples, and the Cuba-Vietnam Friendship Association.

The VWU also paid a floral tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh at his statue in Hoa Binh (Peace) Park in Havana.-VNA