|The Chinese Embassy in Iceland holds International Women's Day Reception|
H.E. Zhang Weidong, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Iceland and his wife, Mme. Zhou Saixing, held an International Women's Day Reception at the Chinese Embassy on 5 March 2015. Those attending the reception include Mme. Vigdis Finnbogadottir, the former President of Iceland, Mme. Ásta Ragnheiður Jóhannesdóttir, the former Speaker of Althingi and Mme. Sigrún Magnúsdóttir, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, and other 100 guests of the local women representatives from all walks of life.
Ambassador Zhang extended the holiday greetings in his speech to both Chinese and Icelandic women and congratulations on the achievement of the women's movement.
Mme. Zhou introduced the present situation and development of China's women's movement and the efforts the Chinese government has made to protect the rights of women and children. She also highly appreciated the achievement of the women's movement in Iceland.
Dr. Auður Styrkarsdottir, Chair of the Executive committee for the Centenary of Women´s Suffrage, introduced the schedule of celebration activities for the Centenary of Women´s Suffrage.