She made the remarks on May 4 in reply to reporters’ question about Vietnam’s reaction to the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices of the US Department of State.
Although the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices of the US Department of State recognized Vietnam’s achievements in protecting human rights, it still made some assessments that are not objective and do not give a correct reflection of the real situation in the country, she said.
“The country’s efforts and achievements in this field have been recognized and highly appreciated by the international community. Like with other countries, Vietnam is ready to discuss with the US within the existing frameworks on issues of shared concern in the frank, open and mutual respect spirit. The country regards this as an effective method to strengthen mutual understanding and deal with the issues in which the two sides still have differences,” Hang added.