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- Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang has
affirmed that Vietnam’s consistent policy is to protect and promote human
rights, including basic rights to freedom specifically stipulated in the
Constitution 2013 and many related legal documents.
She made the statement on March 11 at a regular press conference in reply to
a reporter’s query on Vietnam’s position on a Freedom House report that again lists
it in the group of countries that are not free.
Over recent years, Hang said, Vietnam has continued
to complete its legal and policy framework and implemented a range of specific
measures to better ensure human rights and citizen’s rights while actively becoming
engaged in international cooperation in human rights.
For example, she went on, within the framework
of the third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the UN Human Rights Council in
2019, many countries participated in sessions related to Vietnam, and a
majority of them appreciated the country’s efforts and achievements, backed its
way of approach, and made constructive recommendations./.