Women in Gia Lai enhance cooperation with Cambodian peers hinh anh 1At the conference in Pleiku city on October 17
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Gia Lai (VNA) – The Women’s Union of the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai and the Department of Women’s Affairs of Cambodia’s Stung Treng province have worked closely to enhance the “good neighbourliness, traditional friendship, sustainable and long-term cooperation” between the two nations, heard a conference held in Pleiku city on October 17.

After a year implementing the coordination programme for the 2018-2022 period, both sides have popularised Vietnam and Cambodia’s foreign policies among over 15,500 women. They have also conducted educational activities targeting 51,000 women, informing them about the rights of women and girls and ways to prevent human trafficking and violence against women and girls.

Besides, the two women’s unions have worked with the border guard forces to involve over 1,000 women in preventing illegal border crossing.

The Department of Women’s Affairs of Cambodia of Stung Treng province has provided support to Gia Lai province’s working team in the search and repatriation of remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who died during war time in Cambodia. During the dry season of 2018-2019, 18 sets of remains were sent back home from Stung Treng.

At the conference, head of the International Relations Department under the Vietnam Women’s Union Nguyen Thi Hoai Linh suggested that the women’s unions of Gia Lai and Stung Treng should also share experience in improving healthcare and livelihoods for women.

Director of the Department of Women’s Affairs of Stung Treng San Sokha took the occasion to thank Gia Lai women for providing financial support for the department to purchase necessary equipment./.