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Viet Nam joins efforts to clear old bombs, mines

Update: April, 04/2013 - 09:02
Viet Nam proposed to establish a group of experts to develop ways of overcoming consequences of unexploded ordnance left from wars at the ASEAN Defence Senior Officials' Meeting in Brunei on Tuesday.—VNA/VNS Photo
HA NOI (VNS)— Viet Nam proposed to establish a group of experts to develop ways of overcoming consequences of unexploded ordnance left from wars at the ASEAN Defence Senior Officials' Meeting (ADSOM) in Brunei on Tuesday.

Addressing the event, Deputy Defence Minister, Senior Lieut. Gen Nguyen Chi Vinh stressed that the initiative would assist not only Viet Nam but also other regional countries facing serious consequences and threats of bombs, mines and explosives.

"It will also contribute to maintaining peace, stability and development in the region," he said.

The initiative won support from delegates who said that it would contribute to enhancing co-operation within the framework of the ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting Plus (ADMM+) and bring practical benefits to people in the region. — VNS




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