Vietnam supports dialogues to address differences

(VOVWORLD) - The Vietnam Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang on Thursday responded to reporters’ questions concerning US President Donald Trump’s recent decision to activate the Hemls-Burton Act that has been suspended since 1996, permitting American courts to participate in trials against Cuba and foreign companies that are beyond the US’s jurisdiction.

Speaking at the Foreign Ministry's regular press conference on Thursday, Ms Hang said: “Vietnam pursues a consistent policy of supporting resolutions of the UN General Assembly demanding the US end policies and laws on blocking and imposing economic, trade and financial sanctions against Cuba including the most recent resolution AREF-738 adopted in 2018 with 189 yes votes. Vietnam hopes that the US and Cuba maintain dialogues and cooperate to seek solutions to their differences and promote bilateral ties to contribute to peace, stability, and development in the region.”

Concerning the Russia-North Korea summit on Thursday, Hang said Vietnam supports the peace process and denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. Vietnam supports dialogues to achieve the goal in the interest of the people and for peace, security, stability, cooperation and development on the Korean peninsula, in the region and the world.

Hang added that the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry is working with the Vietnam Bar Federation and the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia to take necessary steps to bring Doan Thi Huong back to Vietnam after being released.