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US offers funds for bomb clearances

Update: April, 25/2015 - 08:53
Minister of National Defence, General Phung Quang Thanh receives US Ambassador Ted Osius in Ha Noi yesterday. — Photo Hong Pha

HA NOI (VNS) — Minister of National Defence, General Phung Quang Thanh, has welcomed the US's move to double its funding for clearing Unexploded Ordnances (UXOs), saying it would help Viet Nam deal better with the aftermath of the war and enable people to live in peace.

Meeting US Ambassador Ted Osius in Ha Noi yesterday, Thanh also expressed satisfaction with new developments in bilateral defence co-operation, including the sharing of experiences in the United Nations peacekeeping mission, humanitarian assistance, disaster mitigation, and ensuring maritime security and safety.

He also asked the ambassador to foster Viet Nam-US relations.

Osius spoke of the need to facilitate high-level visits by defence officials and implementing effectively the co-operation agreements signed by both countries. — VNS

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