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Obama tells Vietnam that rights are ‘no threat to stability’

Tuesday, May 24, 2016,13:00 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Hanoi | Basic human rights are not a threat to Vietnam’s future, Barack Obama told the country’s communist leadership today during an impassioned appeal for the one- party state to abandon its authoritarian past.

It is my view that upholding these rights is not a threat to stability but actually reinforces stability and is the foundation of progress, he told delegates during a speech in Hanoi.