Friday, June 22, 2007

AFP June 22: Bush Set to Meet Vietnamese Leader Amid Rights Concerns

Washington, D.C., June 22, 2007

US President George W. Bush is to meet his Vietnam counterpart for talks on Friday amid pressure from US lawmakers and activist groups to address human rights abuses in the southeast Asian state.

Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet, on a landmark visit to the United States, directly faced a barrage of complaints on the alleged abuses when he visited Capitol Hill on Thursday for closed-door talks with lawmakers.