US religious freedom report inadequately depicts Vietnam hinh anh 1Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Hai Binh. Photo: VNA
Although the US Department of State’s 2014 International Religious Freedom Report acknowledges Vietnam’s achievements in the field, it regrettably continues to highlight inadequacies and cites erroneous information about Vietnam, stated Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Hai Binh.

Binh made the statement during a regular press conference of the ministry in Hanoi on October 15.

“Vietnam’s constant policy is respecting and observing citizens’ rights to belief and religious as well as non-belief and non-religious freedom. This has been clarified in our Constitution and legal system and we consistently strive to make sure it is respected in reality,” he declared.

Vietnam’s law clearly prohibits discrimination against any citizen because of his or her belief and religion, he said, adding that the Vietnamese State has carried out numerous policies and specific measures towards ensuring people’s full rights to belief and religious freedom.

These efforts are contributing to the formation of a diverse religious life in Vietnam, he concluded.-VNA