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. Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Hai Binh (Photo: VNA)
Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Hai Binh (Photo: VNA)
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.