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Viet Nam to speak at Human Rights Council

(VGP – 28/02/2012) - Viet Nam will deliver a speech on February 29 at the 19th meeting of the United Nation’s Human Rights Council.

Deputy Foreign Minister Le Luong Minh. Photo:VNA

Over 80 high-ranking representatives and ministers from member countries and international organizations are attending the meeting, which will last until March 23.

The Vietnamese delegation is led by Deputy Foreign Minister Le Luong Minh.

The human rights situation in several countries, including Syria , will feature high on the Council’s agenda.

The nine panel discussions during the meeting will cover issues such as the relation between sport and human rights, freedom of expression on the internet, and rights of the disabled, among others.

On the sidelines of the meeting, the Vietnamese delegation is scheduled to hold talks with several countries to prepare for the country’s candidacy for membership of the Human Rights Council in the term of 2013-2016./.