Mu Hong, Director-General of the Liaison Department of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), and two other members of the ACWF visited Japan on November 25, 2019. They attended the first session of China-Japan High-Level Consultation Mechanism on People-to-People and Cultural Exchanges.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent letters of congratulations to the session. Wang Yi, State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China, and Toshimitsu Motegi, Foreign Minister of Japan, served as the chairpersons of each side of the mechanism. They presided over the first session and delivered keynote speeches. Representatives of relevant government departments of China and Japan had in-depth discussions on cooperation involving education, culture, sports, women's affairs, tourism, regional issues, entertainment and media.
Mu delivered a speech under the first topic of "Youth, Culture, Sports and Women." She said the Communist Party of China and the Chinese Government has long attached great importance to the development of women's undertakings and taken a series of measures to continuously advance the publicity and implementation of China's basic State policy of Gender Equality. She introduced achievements achieved in the process, and also outlined the fruitful results of China-Japan women's exchanges in 2019, then making suggestions on further exchanges between Chinese and Japanese women.
Consensus of eight aspects, including women's exchanges, were reached during the session.
(Women of China)
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