President Truong Tan Sang attends gender equality, CGI meetings

(VOVworld) - President Truong Tan Sang attended the Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in New York, on September 27 on the sidelines of the UN Summit. Addressing the event, Mr. Sang voiced Vietnam’s strong commitments to narrowing the gender gap across sectors, while further improving the access of women and girls, especially those in disadvantaged areas, to healthcare service, education, and jobs. He highlighted Vietnam’s achievements in building laws, institutions and national strategies on gender equality.

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President Truong Tan Sang speaks at the opening ceremony of the UN Summit in New York (Photo: VNA)

The same day, President Sang took part in the annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 2015, which saw the participation of over 100 State and Government leaders, 14 Nobel Prize winners, and a host of representatives from the world’s leading companies, charitable foundations, and non-governmental organisations.

President Truong Tan Sang met with former US President Bill Clinton, and commended him on his contributions to normalising and promoting Vietnam-US relations over the last 20 years. He also spoke highly of activities of the Clinton Foundation in Vietnam to provide medical care and treatment for people with HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other infectious diseases, and asked for more charitable assistance from the Foundation in the future. Mr. Clinton promised to push for more initiatives and projects aiding Vietnam’s socio-economic development, disease prevention, and climate change response.

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