Many human rights cooperation opportunities open
16:53 | 04/06/2009
This was remarked by representatives from foreign embassies and international organizations in Vietnam, during a meeting with the Standing Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pham Binh Minh, on June 4, after Vietnam completed the recent human rights report in Geneva.
According to Deputy Minister Minh, at the session, countries highly appreciated the contents and thorough preparations of Vietnam, with many good ideas contributed by state-owned agencies and political, social and occupational organizations, with 60 countries raising questions or putting forth suggestions for Vietnam.
The report comprehensively and openly indicated the consistent policy of the Vietnamese Party and State to ensure human rights, as well as specific achievements in implementing the policy in Vietnam.
Developing countries highly praised the efforts by the Government of Vietnam for its building and issuing cultural, economic, social welfare, administrative reform and poverty reduction policies while its economy was not strong. They considered Vietnam a typical model in developing the economy in line with ensuring human rights.
Developed countries agreed that the report clarified the human rights picture in Vietnam in specific historic and social characteristics, saying that the report will open many opportunities for Vietnam to promote human rights cooperation with these countries.
The report helped countries have friendlier and a closer view on human rights in Vietnam, which contributed to further raising the prestige and position of Vietnam in the international arena.
Vietnam’s report has received 123 suggestions, including 20 suggestions not being accepted as some countries did not have adequate information on human rights in Vietnam, and these suggestions did not suit the factual situation in Vietnam, said Deputy Minister Pham Binh Minh.
As planned, Vietnam’s report will be completed based on considering countries’ suggestions, before it will be submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council for official adoption this September.
So far 80 UN country members presented national report on human rights based on the UPR.
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