HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam applies itself to ensure human rights and religious freedom for the people, the foreign ministry has underscored in its response to queries about the country's approach to the issue. Questioned about reports, initially posted on the website of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, that Việt Nam pledged to complete a number of human rights reforms by the deadline of 2099, the spokeswoman refuted the accuracy of this information, and said Việt Nam has asked the office to issue a correction. "Việt Nam's commitments to ensure and promote human rights are made on a continuous and regular basis. "Việt Nam finds the US' decision regrettable, and requests that the US refrain from placing Việt Nam on its special watch list regarding freedom of religion. There needs to be objective assessments based on accurate and comprehensive information on the religious freedom of Việt Nam."