Experiences of the Europe in ensuring rights of ethnic minorities were shared at a seminar in Buon Ma Thuot city of the Central Highlands Dak Lak province on April 13.

The event was jointly held by the Government’s Committee for Ethnic Affairs and the European Union Delegation to Vietnam, and attracted the participation of leaders from 14 central localities.

The exchange of opinions on international standards on human rights between European and Vietnamese officials at the seminar was expected to improve the knowledge and understanding about issues related to human rights, particularly those of ethnic minority groups.

Participants also discussed and made recommendations for socio-economic development programmes in mountainous and ethnic-inhabited areas in the years 2016-2020.

The achievements and challenges involving the making and enforcement of policies on ensuring ethnics’ rights were also on the agenda.-VNA