|ACWF President Shen Yueyue (L7) and Romanian Chamber of Deputies Speaker Liviu Dragnea (L8) pose for a group photo with officials from two countries. [Women of China]|
At the invitation of Rovana Plumb, President of the Women's Organization under the Romanian Social Democratic Party, and Valentina Matvienko, Speaker of the Russian Federation Council, a Chinese women's delegation visited Romania and Russia from September 16-23, 2018. Shen Yueyue, Vice-Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and President of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), headed the delegation, which also attended the Second Eurasian Women's Forum, held in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
During her meeting with Romanian officials, Shen said China and Romania have a deep friendship, and added China regards Romania as a good friend and partner within the European Union, as well as an important participant and advocate in China's cooperation with countries in central and eastern Europe. China is willing to make efforts with Romania to implement consensus reached by heads of the two countries, enhance the sharing of development strategies under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, and deepen women's communications and women's organizations' cooperation, Shen added
In Romania, the Chinese delegation was introduced to local programs related to economic, social and women's development. The Chinese delegates discussed work experiences with representatives from Romanian women's organizations. During their meetings, Shen promoted Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and the achievements of Chinese women's undertakings since China implemented the Reform and Opening-up policy 40 years ago.
In Russia, Shen delivered a speech during the Second Eurasian Women's Forum. She emphasized that women worldwide have become an important force in safeguarding global peace and promoting sustainable development. She added that Chinese women are willing to work with women in Eurasian countries to safeguard world peace, promote regional growth and build a community with a shared future for humanity. She also emphasized the importance of maintaining mutual trust and equality, and making full use of women's strengths in promoting sustainable development. Moreover, Shen spoke about the remarkable achievements made by China in women's undertakings under the leadership of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core.
During her stay in Saint Petersburg, Shen met Matvienko, who presided over the international forum.
Xia Jie, Vice-President and Member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, Tu Jiang, charge d'affairs of the Chinese Embassy in Romania, and Li Hui, Chinese ambassador to Russia, attended the delegation's meetings.
|ACWF President Shen Yueyue gives a speech at the Second Eurasian Women's Forum in Saint Petersburg of Russia. [Women of China]|
(Source: women.org.cn/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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