Deputy Minister of National Defence Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh hosted a reception for Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Kelly Magsamen in Hanoi on June 4, on the occasion of her working visit to Vietnam.

Sen. Lt. Gen. Vinh noted that the relations between Vietnam and the US have seen fine developments in recent years, with their establishment of comprehensive strategic partnership.

The bilateral defence ties, in particular, have witnessed new progress in cooperation in training personnel, sharing experience in humanitarian operations and response to natural disasters, and ensuring security and safety of navigation, he said.

The US official suggested the two sides enhance information sharing and high-level military delegation exchanges while actively implementing the memorandum of understanding on defence cooperation, as well as strengthening efforts to address war consequences in Vietnam.

The two sides discussed contents in preparation for the forthcoming Vietnam visit by senior officials from the US Ministry of Defence and the September bilateral defence policy dialogue.-VNA