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by P.V13 December 2016 Last updated at 07:13 AM

VTV.vn - The 11th Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament opened in the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi on December 12.

This year's event will discuss the role of female parliamentary speakers in addressing challenges to social progress and prosperity. National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan attended the event.

The summit brings together 50 women speakers of parliament representing countries around the world, as well as government officials, diplomats, corporations, and civil society organisations. The event focuses on the role that women speakers can play in uniting parliamentarians around national and political interests to deliver sustainable prosperity and security in a rapidly changing world for present and future generations. It addresses key questions on the evolving role of parliament in a wide variety of domains, from the economic, humanitarian and social to the political, scientific and technological.

Attending the event, Vietnam's National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan outlined the country's policy on gender equality and proactive international integration, while promoting the role and position of Vietnam and the National Assembly in regional and global parliamentary forums. As Vietnam's first female National Assembly chair, she underlined the important role of woman in the political system, the implementation of international commitments for peace and sustainable development.

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