2015 U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 5, 2015

The 19th session of the U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue will be held on May 7 in Hanoi, Vietnam. U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius and Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski will lead the U.S. delegation. Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General for International Organizations Vu Anh Quang will lead the Vietnamese delegation.

The Dialogue will cover a wide range of human rights issues, including legal reform, rule of law, freedom of expression and assembly, religious freedom, labor rights, and disability rights. The U.S delegation will also visit the Northwest Highlands of Vietnam, where they will hold discussions with local government officials and members of civil society.

The promotion of human rights remains a key tenet of U.S. foreign policy and is part of our ongoing dialogue within the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership.

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For updates on the U.S. Government’s human rights work, visit www.humanrights.gov or the DRL Twitter account: @State_DRL.

For more information, please contact DRL-Press@state.gov, or Chanan Weissman at weissmanc@state.gov and 202-647-4043.