Thu. Apr 18th, 2024

Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Defence Senior Lieutenant General
Nguyen Chi Vinh has praised the results of a cooperation agreement
signed with the US Department of Defence in December 2011.

Vinh
reviewed the outcomes of bilateral ties between the two countries on May
28 while receiving Acting US Assistant Secretary of State Joseph Y.
Yun, who is in Hanoi for the Vietnam-US Dialogue on the Asian
Pacific region.

The host said that progress had been made in the last 18 months thanks to the framework put in place through the 2011 agreement.

He
also looked ahead to 2013, updating his guest on the status of
cooperation projects that are set to take pace later this year.

Yun
announce his hope that both nations would continue promoting bilateral
cooperation in defence, as well as economics, trade development and
education.

Both sides called for their respective defence
agencies to work together closely in the search for the remains of US
servicemen missing in action during the war in Vietnam .

They also committed to continuing defusing bombs and landmines left over from the conflict and providing humanitarian aid.-VNA

By vivian