Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan made the affirmation at the 2012 Global Summit of Women (GSW) which is taking place in Athens, Greece from May 31 to June 2.
The event attracted the participation of 800 women leaders of governments and businesses from 70 nations throughout the world.
Vice President Doan is leading a Vietnamese delegation of 50 representatives from ministries, sectors and localities, and outstanding entrepreneurs, to join the activities at the summit.
In her speech, Mrs Doan said in the context of the impact of the global economic and financial crisis on many nations, women need to choose the right path to adapt themselves to new changes in the world and meet the demands for national development based on sustainable practices, technological advances, human potential and the green growth model.
Apart from the State incentive policies for women, women should enhance their leadership capacity and professional skills to effectively manage businesses and become involved in national programmes, especially those for women and children, to make practical contributions to meeting sustainable growth targets, Mrs Doan said.
She highlighted the need to enhance the role of women in economic development, social affairs and international cooperation towards the goal of boosting economic growth, increasing opportunities for women, building a new leadership generation, bringing advanced technology to everyone and contributing to peace in the world.
Regarding the socio-economic situation in Vietnam, Vice President Doan said that with the support of the Party and State and their great efforts, Vietnamese women have overcome every difficulty to make significant contributions to various fields such as State management, business administration, science and technology and family affairs.
The same day, addressing a press briefing prior to the summit, Mrs Doan praised the importance and practical significance of the 2012GSW to women around the world and highlighted Vietnam’s active participation and positive contributions to previous similar summits.
Vietnam wants to share experiences, strengthen cooperation with global women to enhance their role and advancement, and show solidarity and support for Greek women in the current difficult period.
A ministerial meeting on public-private partnership (PPP) to promote economic opportunities for women was also held in the framework of the summit.
Delegates shared the experiences of their respective countries about specific PPP projects and agreed to increase women’s involvement in senior positions in both state and private sectors.