The Hanoitimes - The US Department of State’s Human Rights Reports for 2016 still cover some prejudiced remarks and fail to provide an accurate overview of human rights in Vietnam, according to Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh.
Binh made the statement on Monday in response to reporters’ query on Vietnam’s reaction to the aforesaid Reports. He reaffirmed Vietnam’s consistent policy of protecting and accelerating basic rights of citizens. The international community has also acknowledged and highly valued Vietnam’s efforts and achievements in incessantly ensuring and improving basic human rights over the past time.
Vietnamese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh
The Spokesman affirmed Vietnam stands ready to engage in frank and open talks in a constructive manner with other countries, including the US on issues that both sides have different views on. So far, Vietnam and the US have conducted 20 rounds of annual bilateral dialogue on human rights.
The US Department of State’s 2016 annual Human Rights report acknowledges some of Vietnam’s achievements in protecting human rights, but makes biased statements and does not reflect the real situation in Vietnam, said Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Hai Binh.
In response to reporters’ questions on Vietnam’s reaction to the report, Binh emphasised Vietnam’s consistent policy of protecting and promoting people’s fundamental rights. Vietnam’s efforts and attainments in ensuring and improving people’s fundamental rights over the past years have been internationally recognised and lauded, he noted.
“Vietnam is always willing to discuss in a frank, open and constructive manner with all countries, including the US, on issues remaining differences,” he declared, adding that so far, Vietnam and the US have held 20 rounds of annual bilateral dialogues on human rights.
Translated by Tuan Minh
(Source: Lan Huong - Kinhtedothi.vn)