At the ceremony (Source: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – A ceremony to repatriate remains of US servicemen missing in action during the war in Vietnam took place at Da Nang international airport on April 15, according to the Foreign Ministry.

Attending the ceremony were representatives from the Vietnamese Office for Seeking Missing Persons, US Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Mary Tarnowka, and delegates from the Vietnamese Defence Ministry and the US MIA Office in Hanoi.

The Vietnamese side handed over to the US side three sets of remains found during the 130th joint search from February – April 2018. Forensic experts have examined the remains and suggested sending them to Hawaii for further verification.

Speaking at the event, a representative from the US government spoke highly of Vietnam’s humanitarian policy as well as the full and increasingly effective cooperation of the Vietnamese government and people.

It was the 143rd hand-over of remains of US servicemen missing in action since 1973.-VNA