Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh (R) and US Assistant Secretary of Defence for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall Schriver (Source: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Defence Minister Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh hosted a reception in Hanoi on June 30 for US Assistant Secretary of Defence for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall Schriver.

Speaking highly of Vietnam – US bilateral defence ties over the past years, Vinh asked the US to continue boosting cooperation in areas with sound joint work, focusing on post-war recovery, including addressing Agent Orange/dioxin contamination, bombs and mines disarmament, humanitarian assistance, search and rescue, and experience sharing in the United Nations peacekeeping mission.

Schriver, who is on a working visit to Vietnam, promised to convey Deputy Minister Vinh’s suggestions to the US Department of Defence at the earliest.

He expressed his belief that with joint efforts, bilateral defence ties will become more practical and effective.-VNA