2023 U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue
The US Department of State | November 2, 2023
The 27th U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue was held November 1-2 in Washington
DC. Senior Official for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Erin
Barclay and H.E. Mr. PHAM Hai Anh, Head of delegation, Director-General,
Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs led their
respective delegations in the dialogue.
The dialogue addressed a wide range of human and labor rights-related issues,
including respect for freedoms of expression and association; freedom of
religion or belief; rule of law and legal reform; security sector
governance; and the rights of members of marginalized populations,
including members of ethnic minority groups, LGBTQI+ persons, and persons with
disabilities, as well as individual cases of concern.
The Vietnamese delegation also had similar discussions with members of Congress
and members of American civil society.
Under the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, the promotion of
human rights is an essential element of U.S. foreign policy and key to
our expanded engagement with Vietnam. We are committed to continuing candid and
results-based discussions with the Vietnamese government on this issue.
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