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Dec 12, 2023 / 23:36

First ladies of Vietnam, China visit Women's Museum

Professor Peng Liyuan, spouse of General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping, was impressed by the examples of Vietnamese women and highly appreciated the role of education in changing the fate of women.

On the afternoon of December 12, Ngo Thi Man, spouse of General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong and Prof. Peng Liyuan, spouse of General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and President of China Xi Jinping visited the Vietnamese Women's Museum in Hanoi.

This activity is in the framework of the State visit to Vietnam by General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping.

 Ngo Thi Man, spouse of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Prof. Peng Liyuan, spouse of General Secretary, President of China Xi Jinping enjoy ao dai fashion show. Photo: VNA

At the Vietnamese Women's Museum, the two ladies visited the exhibition area. They heard introductions to documents and artifacts at the museum that honor the beauty of Vietnamese women and, at the same time, reflect the development and change in the role, position, and life of Vietnamese women in society over time.

Peng Liyuan sincerely thanked Ngo Thi Man for bringing her to the museum, thereby helping her better understand the diligence and courage of Vietnamese women.

Professor Peng, who is also the World Health Organisation’s Goodwill Ambassador for Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS and UNESCO Special Envoy for the Advancement of Girls' and Women's Education, showed her admiration for the examples of Vietnamese women and appreciated the role of education in changing the fate of many women and girls in difficult circumstances.

 Spouse of Party General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping (in white) visits an exhibition space. Photo: VNA

In a close and sincere atmosphere, the two ladies enjoyed tea and a performance of ao dai (Vietnamese traditional long dress) and Vietnamese traditional musical instruments.

The ladies' visit left many deep impressions and was a valuable source of encouragement, strengthening the friendship, connection and exchange between women and people of the two countries.

Established in 1987, the Vietnamese Women’s Museum is located at 36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hanoi. It contains approximately 40,000 materials and artifacts illustrating the lives of Vietnamese women throughout history.

The exhibition area is divided into three parts: Women in Families, Women in History, and Women’s Fashion. These exhibitions reveal many facets of Vietnamese women’s culture through rituals, marriage and birth-giving traditions, and traditional costumes. Stories about women in wartime and contemporary society are also presented here.