S. Hrg. 108-464: Trade and Human Rights: The Future of U.S.-Vietnamese Relationships: Hearing before the Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, February 12, 2004 [open pdf - 350KB]
From the opening statement of Hon. Sam Brownback: "This Senate hearing is the first since 1999 to focus broadly on the U.S.-Vietnam relationship, specifically on the progress on human rights and particularly religious freedom. Much has happened since that time, a lot it of for the better, including the robust trading relationship between the two countries. Beyond that we see countless examples of how the two countries are dealing with the long-term impact of the Vietnam War through respect, forgiveness, and healing... If we want to develop a meaningful relationship with Vietnam that will be sustained over the years, one that respects and does justice to the tragic history between Vietnam and the United States and to the memory of all who served and all who perished, it has to be based on something more than trade." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Sam Brownback, Matthew Daley, Viet D. Dinh, Rmahy Eban, Virginia Foote, John Hanford, Bob Seiple, Nguyen Dinh Thang, Michael Young and Russell D. Feingold.
S. Hrg. 108-464; Senate Hearing 108-464
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