Zhang Xiaolan Heads Delegation to Third Arab-China Women's Forum

ByYe Shan December 25, 2019
Zhang Xiaolan Heads Delegation to Third Arab-China Women's Forum
Zhang Xiaolan, Vice-President and Member of the Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation, heads a Chinese women's delegation to the Third Arab-China Women's Forum, held in Riyadh from December 19 to 20, 2019. [For Women of China]

 

At the invitation of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Saudi Arabia, Zhang Xiaolan, Vice-President and Member of the Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation, headed a Chinese women's delegation to the Third Arab-China Women's Forum, held in Riyadh from December 19 to 20, 2019. About 200 participants attended the forum, including Ahmed Rajesh, Minister of Labor and Social Development of Saudi Arabia, Ebtihaj Al Kamal, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor of Yemen and Dr Haifa Abu Ghazala, Assistant Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, and representatives from 12 Arab countries, such as the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Bahrain.

Zhang Xiaolan Heads Delegation to Third Arab-China Women's Forum
Zhang Xiaolan delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the Third Arab-China Women's Forum. [For Women of China]

 

Zhang delivered a speech during the opening ceremony. She outlined the important the guiding principles of the Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th CPC (Communist Party of China) Central Committee and the four-point proposal raised by Chinese President Xi Jinping during the Global Leaders' Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment. She reviewed Chinese women's development since the People's Republic of China was founded in 1949. She said Chinese women hope to join hands with women from Arab countries, and to make efforts together with them to promote the building of a community of shared future between China and Arab. The China Association of Women Entrepreneurs and Beijing Women's Federation also sent delegations to the forum.

Zhang Xiaolan Heads Delegation to Third Arab-China Women's Forum
Zhang Xiaolan heads a Chinese women's delegation to the Third Arab-China Women's Forum, held in Riyadh from December 19 to 20, 2019. [For Women of China]

 

Participants joined in discussions and exchanged views on the topics of "Nonprofit Sector Initiatives and Women Empowerment," "Women and Investment," "Women's Stature in the Chinese and Arab Culture," "Building Capacity for Women in Digitization and Technology Fields" and "Prospects of China-Arab Woman Partnership."

After in-depth dialogue and heated discussions, the Declaration of the Third Arab-China Women's Forum was adopted.

Zhang Xiaolan Heads Delegation to Third Arab-China Women's Forum
Participants join in discussions and exchange views at the Third Arab-China Women's Forum. [For Women of China]

 

(Women of China)

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