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VN urges joint action on mines

Update: June, 19/2014 - 09:54
Viet Nam and India co-chaired the first meeting of the Asian Defence Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM+) Experts' Working Group on Humanitarian Mine Action (EWG on HMA) in Ha Noi yesterday. — Photo qdnd

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam and India co-chaired the first meeting of the Asian Defence Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM+) Experts' Working Group on Humanitarian Mine Action (EWG on HMA) in Ha Noi yesterday.

Addressing the event, Deputy Defence Minister Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh said many countries in the region had been affected by bombs and mines left over from wars, calling for teamwork to handle the issue.

Vinh said Viet Nam was one of the countries most affected by unexploded bombs and mines left over from times of conflict. The Viet Nam People's Army was doing its utmost to remove the dangers.

He said the Government backed collaboration among regional countries and others in promoting action on mines, saying that the ADMM event enabled nations to share experience and support.

An action plan was presented at the event for a working group to act on between 2014 and 2017.

The Experts' Working Group on Humanitarian Mine Action (EWG on HMA) was established under Viet Nam's initiative at the second ADMM+ in Brunei in 2013. — VNS

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