ACWF Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Establishment of China-Russia Diplomatic Relations

October 31, 2019
Editor: Wang Liyan
ACWF Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Establishment of China-Russia Diplomatic Relations
Shen Yueyue, Vice-Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and President of the All-China Women's Federation, meets with a Russian women's delegation headed by Ekaterina Lakhova, Chairperson of the Women's Union of Russia, in Beijing, On October 27. [Women of China]

 

Shen Yueyue, Vice-Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and President of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), met a Russian women's delegation headed by Ekaterina Lakhova, Chairperson of the Women's Union of Russia (WUR), in Beijing, On October 27.

Shen extended a warm welcome to Lakhova and the delegation. She said that since the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Russia 70 years ago, women and women's organizations of both countries have played a positive role in promoting the friendship between the Chinese and Russian people.

The ACWF would continue to work with the WUR, implement the consensus reached by President Xi Jinping and President Vladimir Putin, consolidate the two countries' traditional friendship, create a bright future for comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between China and Russia in the new era, and make contributions to build a community with a shared future for mankind.

Shen pointed that China and Russia could learn from each other in women's development. She hoped the two countries would take the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between China and Russia as a chance to further strengthen exchange and cooperation between Chinese and Russian women, deepen communication and coordination, and boost comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between China and Russia in the new era.

Lakhova thanked the ACWF for inviting the delegation to visit China and co-sponsoring the women's exchange activities to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between the two countries.

She spoke highly of the achievements made by the ACWF, and she said the WUR hoped to create more platforms to strengthen the cooperation with local women's federations and to establish a stronger cooperation system and mechanism with China.

Lakhova introduced the WUR's efforts in developing family culture and caring for women's reproductive health and its plans to promote women's career development in the future.

Huang Xiaowei, Secretary of the Leading Party Members' Group of the ACWF and Vice-President and First Member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, Xia Jie, Vice-President and Member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, and Minister-Counselor of the Russian Embassy in China attended the meeting.

ACWF Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Establishment of China-Russia Diplomatic Relations
Shen Yueyue (6th, R) and Ekaterina Lakhova (6th, L) attend the opening ceremony of an exhibition to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between China and Russia in Beijing. [Women of China]

 

The delegation also participated in a China-Russia women's forum held on the same day in Beijing. At the forum, experts, scholars and representatives of Chinese and Russian women's organizations gave speeches on women's unique role in society and family.

ACWF Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Establishment of China-Russia Diplomatic Relations
Huang Xiaowei gives a speech at the China-Russia women's forum held in Beijing to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between China and Russia. [Women of China]

 

Huang said in her speech at the forum that women played a unique role in strengthening friendship between people of the two countries, promoting women's all-round development, and deepening multi-lateral cooperation. The two countries needed to implement the consensus reached by President Xi Jinping and President Vladimir Putin. Centering on developing strategic cooperation partnership between China and Russia in the new era, the two sides should promote women to participate in and serve for the construction of the Belt and Road and the Eurasian Economic Union, strengthen high-level dialogue and regional cooperation, promote women's exchanges and cooperation in various fields, give full play to women's unique role in social and family development, and work together to promote gender equality and women's all-round development.

Lakhova congratulated the People's Republic of China on its great achievements since its founding and introduced the main work of the WUR in promoting women's participation in economic and social development.

ACWF Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Establishment of China-Russia Diplomatic Relations
Huang Xiaowei (R, Front) and Lakhova (L, Front) sign a memorandum of cooperation on behalf of the ACWF and the WUR. [Women of China]

 

(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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