Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son met with his counterparts from Cuba, Thailand, India, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Hungary, and Algeria in New York city on September 22.
Caitlin Wiesen, Resident Representative of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Vietnam, has applauded the Government’s efforts to make a mid-term report on the implementation of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) third cycle recommendations.
Throughout history, Vietnam has always put its people at the centre of every socio-economic development strategy, programme, and project, thereby obtaining considerable and multifaceted achievements in ensuring human rights.
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.
“Doi Moi” (Renewal) policy, launched during the sixth National Party Congress in 1986, has helped Vietnam record remarkable, comprehensive and historical achievements, with a high economic growth, people’s better living conditions and stable socio-political situation, expanded foreign relations and enhanced international prestige.