The international community highly hails Vietnam’s prestige

Former general secretary of the France-Vietnam Friendship Association (AAFV) Jean-Pierre Archambault and French historian Alain Ruscio, both said that Vietnam’s election to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the 2023-2025 tenure affirms Vietnam's increasing prestige and efforts in protecting human rights.
Former general secretary of the France-Vietnam Friendship Association Jean-Pierre Archambault said the rights of Vietnamese people have been better guaranteed.
Former general secretary of the France-Vietnam Friendship Association Jean-Pierre Archambault said the rights of Vietnamese people have been better guaranteed.

According to Jean-Pierre Archambault, to appreciate the outstanding efforts in taking care of the lives and ensuring the rights of people in Vietnam, it is essential to look back at the past historical periods in Vietnam.

Vietnam was unified in 1975 but it was devastated after 30 years of wars, said the former general secretary of the AAFV. The country was in a state of extreme poverty and experienced many hardships due to the embargo until 1994, he added.

Vietnam has resiliently overcome all challenges and difficulties to conduct the Doi Moi (Renewal) process since 1986. Thanks to that, people's lives and rights have been getting better and better.

Jean-Pierre Archambault stressed the figures demonstrating remarkable progress in Vietnam, including the poverty rate falling from 58% in 1993 to 5% in 2015, and per capita income at 2,300 USD per year in 2017 (compared to 400 USD in 2000). In 2010, Vietnam left the group of poor countries to become a middle-income country.

It can be seen that Vietnam has taken a very long step and is transitioning to a new stage of development to become a rich, strong, democratic and modern country. All fields in Vietnam have recorded new achievements and progress and the rights of the Vietnamese people have been better guaranteed, he said.

During the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, when Vietnam implemented the policy of "leaving no one behind", the French press had many articles praising the epidemic prevention and control in Vietnam and the efforts made by the Party and State to protect people’s lives.

Jean-Pierre Archambault also highly appreciated the policy of promoting and facilitating women to take up important positions in central and local agencies.

Since its conduction of the Doi Moi process, Vietnam has taken the right direction in both domestic and foreign affairs to constantly promote its role in the international arena. The AAFV’s former leader said Vietnam deserves this responsibility for the second time and this election proved that the international community highly trusts and appreciates Vietnam’s capability.

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Historian Alain Ruscio said the international community has clearly seen Vietnam's great progress in ensuring human rights.

Congratulating Vietnam on being elected to the UNHRC for the 2023-2025 tenure, historian Alain Ruscio said the international community has seen Vietnam's great progress in ensuring human rights.

He said that Vietnam needs to continue to inform the whole world of the very convincing progress in the field of human rights in Vietnam.

NDO