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Friday, November 16, 2007

Institute for Global Engagement delegation returns from Viet Nam

The Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) and an accompanying delegation recently visited Hanoi and the Northwest province of Lao Cai as a part of its 2006 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Vietnamese government, according to an IGE press release issued Wednesday. The MOU works to promote religious freedom in Viet Nam.

Highlights from the visit included: the second “Religion and Rule of Law” conference to be held in Southeast Asia; the signing of a protocol which provides guidance for further implementing the socio-economic policies of an NGO working in Lao Cai; meetings with members of Viet Nam’s National Assembly, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Public Security to deepen religious dialogue; and a personal meeting with President Triet.

The IGE delegation gathered information about the religious freedom climate in Viet Nam, and learned of Hanoi’s program to educate governmental and religious leaders about ordinances, decrees and guidelines dealing with religious freedom.

For the full press release, click here.

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