Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of Defence, held a reception in Hanoi on August 29 for Scot Marciel, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State at the US Department of State’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, who is currently on a working visit to Vietnam.

In his speech, Deputy Minister Vinh acknowledged the progress made in recent years in Vietnam – US relations.

The two countries formally upgraded their ties to a comprehensive partnership, with defence cooperation now including personnel training and disaster response, as well as the exchange of humanitarian aid experiences, he noted.

Scot Marciel agreed with Vinh and said that in the future both sides should enhance their collaboration by exchanging information and high-ranking military delegations, and accelerating efforts to overcome war consequences in Vietnam.-VNA