2021-09-12

2021 China-ASEAN Women’s Forum gathers women’s power and builds the “Belt and Road”

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China News Service, Guilin, September 12 (Ou Huilan, Jiang Fenghui) From September 11th to 13th, the China-ASEAN Women’s Forum 2021 was held in Guilin, Guangxi.

The theme of this forum is “Women and Sustainable Development in the New Situation”. It is one of the high-level forums of the 18th China-ASEAN Expo. host.

More than 140 people including women’s affairs officials from China and ASEAN countries, officials from embassies and consulates in China, women experts and scholars, women entrepreneurs, female students, and women workers attended the opening ceremony of the forum on the 12th.

Xia Jie, vice chairman of the All-China Women’s Federation, secretary of the Secretariat, and member of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, introduced in his speech that for 30 years, the All-China Women’s Federation has relied on the China-ASEAN Women’s Training Center and the China Women’s College as important support. Provided more than 300 ASEAN women with various trainings in poverty reduction and development. Gender equality and women’s empowerment are important goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We are willing to work with women from ASEAN countries to deepen women’s pragmatic cooperation in culture, education, science and other fields, and work together to help women get rid of the impact of the epidemic and ensure that women Share the fruits of development equally.

2021 China-ASEAN Women’s Forum gathers women’s power and builds the “Belt and Road”

On September 12, Ms. Simmatui, Deputy Head of the Embassy of Myanmar in China and Minister Counsellor, delivered a speech at the 2021 China-ASEAN Women’s Forum. Photo by Jiang Fenghui

Ms. Simmati, Deputy Head of the Embassy of Myanmar in China and Minister Counselor, delivered a speech, saying that ASEAN will build a single market, where goods, services, investment, capital and technical personnel will be free Flowing, China-ASEAN cooperation faces many opportunities. In the post-epidemic era, under the framework of China-ASEAN cooperation and the “Belt and Road”, we need to further enhance capacity building, upgrade skills, and carry out various practical trainings to help women empower. At the same time, women in China and ASEAN should further deepen communication, participate in various forums, seminars and dialogues, broaden the channels of cooperation, exchange ideas, and achieve mutual benefit and win-win results.

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On September 12, Lu Meini, Minister Counselor of the Indonesian Embassy in China, delivered a keynote speech. Photo by Jiang Fenghui

Lu Meini, Minister Counselor of the Indonesian Embassy in China, pointed out in the keynote speech that ASEAN is an important partner of China, and we need to further deepen the cooperation between the two sides under the framework of the “Belt and Road”. Policy guarantees provide women with more channels and opportunities, so that women have more channels to participate in economic development.

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September 12, the interactive exchange session of the 2021 China-ASEAN Women’s Forum. Photo by Jiang Fenghui

Since the China-ASEAN Women’s Forum was held in Nanning in 2006, it has been successfully held for 6 sessions. Through the forum, it has successfully established information exchange, resource sharing, and experience mutual learning between China and ASEAN countries. Platform. This forum will play a positive role in promoting the all-round development of women, deepening the joint construction of the “Belt and Road”, and promoting the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.

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p >September 12, the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Cooperation on the “Women’s Federation Working Together to Serving the “Belt and Road” Action Plan”. Photo by Jiang Fenghui

During the forum, the Women’s Federation of Guangxi, Hebei, Shanghai, Zhejiang, Guangdong, Yunnan and other provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities) jointly signed the “Memorandum of Cooperation on the “Women’s Federation to Serve the Belt and Road Initiative”. Participating representatives conducted inspection and exchange activities in Guilin, Guangxi.