MEDIA ADVISORY MEDIA ADVISORY MEDIA ADVISORY
REPS. WOLF, SMITH, POE, ROYCE, ROS-LEHTINEN, CAO
AND OTHERS TO DISCUSS VIETNAM PRESIDENT’S VISIT,
HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN VIETNAM
Washington, D.C. (July 23, 2013) – Reps. Frank Wolf (R-VA), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Ted Poe (R-TX), Edward Royce (R-CA), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), former Louisiana Rep. Joseph Cao and human rights activists, including several Vietnamese-American community leaders, will hold a press conference Wednesday, July 24, 2013 to discuss Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang’s meeting with President Obama later this week, the deteriorating human rights situation in Vietnam and the importance of these issues being featured prominently in any high-level bilateral discussions.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
1 p.m. ET
WHERE: H-309, The Capitol
(House Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations subcommittee hearing room)
WHO*: Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), co-chairman, Congressional Vietnam Caucus and Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission
Rep. Edward Royce (R-CA), chairman, House Foreign Affairs Committee
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), chairman, House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa
Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), chairman, House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations and co-chairman of the Congressional Vietnam Caucus
Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), chairman, House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade
Former Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao (R-LA), first Vietnamese-American elected to Congress
Dr. Quan Nguyen, director, Rallying for Democracy
Dinh Huu Doan, chairman, Vietnamese Community of DC, MD and VA
Patrick Griffith, Freedom Now
Hung Viet Tran, chairman, United Caodai Tayninh Holy See Oversears
Dr. Nguyen Dinh Thang, CEO and President, Boat People SOS
Wolf is a longtime advocate for human rights and religious freedom globally. Last week he took to the House floor to charge the Obama Administration with neglect in dealing with the deteriorating human rights situation in Vietnam. For the full text of his statement, click here.
For more on Wolf’s efforts in Vietnam, click here.
* Speaker list is subject to changes and additions.