Vietnam wants the Republic of Korea (RoK) to assist in easing the post-war aftermath of bombs and mines, Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh told chief representative of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Chang Jae-jun in Hanoi on December 15.

Vinh said he is pleased with the progress of Vietnam–RoK cooperation, especially in defence.

The guest assured Vinh that the RoK leaders are always willing to help Vietnam deal with the after-effects of bombs and mines left from the wartime.

For a start, the RoK will hold a fact-finding trip to Vietnamese localities contaminated with unexploded ordnance, then devise a policy to offer official development assistance to Vietnam, Chang said.-VNA