Vietnamese culture and silk are topics of event dedicated to women

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(VOVWORLD) - Culture in all its forms and expressions can accelerate human development, said the UN Women Country Representative, Elisa Fernandez Saenz, at an event in Hanoi on Tuesday to honor the role of women in development.
Vietnamese culture and silk are topics of event dedicated to women - ảnh 1Representative of UN Women in Vietnam Elisa Fernandez Saenz, wearing a Vietnamese ao dai, delivers a speech at the event (Photo: VNA) 
More than 100 female diplomats, representatives of international organizations in Hanoi, and spouses of foreign ambassadors in Vietnam gathered at the event.
The event, entitled Following the Traces of Silk, has been organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in collaboration with the Vietnam Sericulture Research Centre (VIETSERI) and the Vietnamese silk brand De Silk to celebrate International Women’s Day. The event also aims to introduce to special guests the process of making Vietnamese silk.
The UN officer also said the Vietnamese government demonstrated a high commitment to placing culture at the heart of its ambitious development trajectory.
Delivering a speech at the event, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang said that since the special day international Women's Day was founded 113 years ago, the international community had made great strides in protecting and upholding the role and contribution of women. 
At the event, the participants also had a chance to learn about the origin and development of Vietnamese silk weaving craft through a demonstration from the founder of the silk brand De Silk, Van Hang.