Viet Nam rejected the U.S. House of Representatives Resolution H.Res. 672

Vietnamese Foreign Ministry's Spokeswoman Nguyen Phuong Nga answered question regarding Vietnam's reaction to U.S. House of Representatives Resolution (H.Res. 672) on Internet freedom in Vietnam passed on October 21st, 2009:

Viet Nam rejected the U.S. House of Representatives Resolution H.Res. 672. Information in the Resolution is ill-founded and inobjective. The passage of a resolution in the U.S. House of Representative on an issue of Viet Nam's internal affairs is not in line with practice in international relations or with the growing Viet Nam - U.S. relations.

The Vietnamese State always respects and safeguards fundamental freedoms of its citizens, including freedom of press, freedom of speech. In Viet Nam, no one is arrested, detained or convicted for expressing their political views. Favorable conditions is created for the use of Internet and Internet development has never been at a faster pace. Vietnam has 22 million users, or more than 25% of the population, a higher percentage versus average growth rate in Asia (18.17%). The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has ranked Viet Nam in Top Ten of countries with highest rate of Internet development during 2002 - 2007.

In Vietnam, state management in electronics information is to guarantee that this sector operates in accordance with the laws, enjoy healthy development, contributing actively to the information exchange and increased understanding about the stability and growth of the country and society.