To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Vietnamese counterpart on recent reports of people in the North West Province who have converted to Christianity having been subjected to an attack and their homes destroyed.
23 April 2018
I am aware of reports of an incident in North West Province of Vietnam in March this year, during which several individuals were injured. The British Government is firmly committed to standing up for freedom of religion, and for individuals to practice their beliefs free from fear. We regularly use our high level discussions with the Vietnamese Government to stress the need for respect for the human rights commitments enshrined within both Vietnam's own 2013 constitution and the international commitments to which Vietnam is party.