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VN slams ‘inaccurate' human-rights report

Update: March, 09/2012 - 10:01

HA NOI — Viet Nam decried the US's Viet Nam Human Rights Act yesterday, saying it provided completely inaccurate and biased information about the country's execution of human rights.

Luong Thanh Nghi, Foreign Ministry spokesperson, made the statement in response to reporters' queries on Viet Nam's reaction to the Human Rights Act, which was passed by the US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs.

"In recent years, Viet Nam has gained achievements in securing human rights in civil, political, economic, cultural and social affairs, which have been recognised by the international community," Nghi said.

Any differences in human rights issues should be discussed frankly in the spirit of constructiveness and mutual respect to promote mutual understanding and help strengthen relations among nations, he said. In that spirit, Viet Nam has held dialogues on human rights issues with the US, he added.— VNS

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