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July, 18 2014 09:48:00

Zambia FM vows UXO assistance

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh meets with Zambia's Foreign Minister Harry Kalaba in Ha Noi. — VNA Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — Zambia's Foreign Minister Harry Kalaba has promised international help to Viet Nam in clearing bombs and mines left over from the war 40 years ago.

Kalaba, who is also Chairman of the State Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, made the pledge to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, in Ha Noi yesterday.

Minh informed Kalaba of Viet Nam's efforts to remove all unexploded ordnances and mines, and support to locals in contaminated areas.

Viet Nam shared the humanitarian spirit of the convention, Minh said, adding that countries using such weapons must be held responsible for the consequences.

Both sides said they were pleased with the bilateral work at various forums.

They agreed to expand cooperation in trade, agriculture, aquaculture and telecommunication infrastructure. — VNS



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