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Defence ties with US praised

Update: May, 30/2013 - 10:21

HA NOI (VNS)— Viet Nam's Deputy Minister of Defence, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, has praised the results of a co-operation agreement signed with the US Department of Defence in December 2011.

Vinh reviewed the outcomes of bilateral ties between the two countries yesterday while receiving Acting US Assistant Secretary of State, Joseph Y. Yun, who is in Ha Noi for the Viet Nam-US Dialogue on the Asia 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 co-operative projects that are set to take pace later this year.

Yun announced his hopes that both nations would continue promoting bilateral co-operation 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 Viet Nam.

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

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