Female diplomats gather in Hanoi to celebrate Women’s Day

Friday, 2019-03-29 16:57:03
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NDO – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) held a gathering in Hanoi on March 29 as an event to belatedly celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8), attracting the participation of female diplomats, wives of foreign ambassadors to Vietnam, and chief representatives of international organisations in Vietnam.

In her opening remarks, Ambassador Nguyen Nguyet Nga, Honorary President of the ASEAN Women's Circle of Hanoi (AWCH), welcomed the guests to the event, which is the first of its kind to be hosted by the MOFA in collaboration with the AWCH and the Informal Gender Coordination Group (IGCG) to increase exchange and connection between Vietnamese female diplomats and their foreign colleagues.

Ambassador Nga extended her best wishes for the attendees on the belated International Women’s Day, saying that the event provided an opportunity to honour the talent and innovation of women in modern life.

She also treasured the female diplomats’ support in facilitating Vietnam’s international integration as well as ensuring gender equality in the country.

For her part, Spanish Ambassador to Vietnam, Maria Jesus Figa Loez Palop, highly appreciated the organisation of the event, which has helped to tighten the solidarity among female diplomats.

As the Co-chair of the IGCG, she pledged to continue providing support for Vietnam in promoting the country’s development and gender equality.

Participants at the gathering were invited to enjoy a mini fashion show featuring delicate Ao Dai (traditional Vietnamese long dresses) samples of Hanoi-based designer Lan Huong, and a jewellery collection of designer Thu Huong.

The mini show introduced the arts of silk weaving and jewellery making in Vietnam to the international guests, thus contributing to advertising the quintessence of Vietnamese traditional crafts.

Ambassador Nguyen Nguyet Nga (R) exchanges talks with delegates at the event (Photo: MOFA)

Girls cat-walking in Ao Dai designs by designer Lan Huong

Participants admire the elegant charm of Vietnamese Ao Dai at the gathering (Photo: MOFA)