HANOI (XINHUA) – Vietnam has rejected United States (US) human rights report as based on false information.
“Vietnam feels sorry that the 2022 human rights report by the US Department of State made biased comments based on false information about the real situation in Vietnam,” Ministry of Foreign Affairs Deputy Spokeswoman Pham Thu Hang (The Star, pic below) said at a regular press briefing in Hanoi on Thursday.
The deputy spokeswoman reaffirmed Vietnam’s consistent policy to protect and promote human rights.
“Fundamental human rights and freedoms are recognised in the Constitution of Vietnam, protected and promoted by concrete legal documents and implemented in reality,” she said.
She added that Vietnam sees humans as the driving force of the country’s reforms and development.
“Vietnam has made great efforts to improve the people’s lives and rights to enjoy life with no one left behind,” she said. Pham Thu Hang stressed that Vietnam remains open to “constructive talks with the US on matters where the two countries have different views in order to increase mutual understanding and contribute to the development of the bilateral comprehensive partnership”.