Saturday, June 13, 2009

Ambassador doubts US will put Vietnam on CPC list

The US has no interest in putting Vietnam back onto the list of Countries of Particular Concern (CPC) regarding restrictions on religious freedom, Radio Free Asia (RFA) quoted the US Ambassador to Vietnam as saying.

Ambassador Michael Michalak made the remark at a recent meeting with the Vietnamese community in California to discuss human rights in Vietnam.

While rejecting the US Commission on International Religious Freedom’s proposal to return Vietnam to the list of CPC over religion, Michalak said that the US Department of State had stated that there was not enough evidence to put Vietnam back on the list.

He then briefed the meeting on human rights in Vietnam as well as the results of economic cooperation between the two countries.

Source: VNA


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