Diplomacy: Pushing Vietnam too hard on rights a mistake, says EU rep

Diplomacy: Pushing Vietnam too hard on rights a mistake, says EU rep


The head of a visiting European Union delegation warned last Tuesday that pushing Vietnam too hard on human rights issues would be “a mistake.” However, the EU will continue to link human rights to trade, said Hartmut Nassauer, leader of the European Parliament delegation to an Asian parliamentary conference. Vietnam’s communist government denied the EP delegation’s request to meet with jailed religious leaders including Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Quang Do, a senior monk in the banned Unite...


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