A ceremony to repatriate remains of US servicemen at Da Nang International Airport on December 11, 2018 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - A ceremony to repatriate remains of US servicemen who died during the war in Vietnam was held at Da Nang International Airport in the central city of Da Nang on April 2. 

The event was attended by representatives from the Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Personnel (VNOSMP), the Defence POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) of the US, the US Embassy in Vietnam and the US MIA Office in Hanoi.

The Vietnamese Government’s representatives handed over to the US side two sets of remains, which were found during the 134th Joint Field Activities from February to April this year.

The remains had been jointly reviewed and concluded by Vietnamese and US forensic specialists in Da Nang that they might be associated with US servicemen missing during the war in Vietnam. 

Addressing the ceremony, the US Government representative expressed thanks for and appreciation of the humanitarian policy, good-will and the cooperation of the Vietnamese Government and people.

The search for the remains of US servicemen missing during the war in Vietnam is humanitarian cooperation between the Vietnamese Government and the US Government. This is the 148th hand-over of American missing servicemen’s remains since 1973.-VNA