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VN, Laos talk human rights

Update: September, 30/2014 - 08:53
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) meets with visiting Lao Minister and Head of the President's Office and Chairman of the National Committee for Human Rights Phongsavath Boupha in Ha Noi yesterday.— VNA/VNS Photo Doan Tan

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam and Laos should share experience and promote long-term co-operation in dealing with issues relating to human rights, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told visiting Lao Minister and Head of the President's Office and Chairman of the National Committee for Human Rights Phongsavath Boupha yesterday.

Experience sharing between the two countries would help improve the effectiveness of human rights in both countries, he said.

Phuc said there was a consistent policy by the Party and State to ensure human rights with the aim of building a democratic, fair and civilised society.

He said Viet Nam had made many achievements in observing, protecting and ensuring human rights in the past years.

However, he said the country still faced challenges relating to sustainable development, tghe rich-poor gap, gender equality and social security.

The Lao minister spoke highly of Viet Nam's achievements in observing and ensuring human rights, saying that Viet Nam's experience would help the Lao Party and Government. — VNS

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