Vietnam, China's Taiwan coordinate in verifying identity of victims drifting at sea hinh anh 1Deputy Spokeswoman of the Foreign Ministry Pham Thu Hang. (Photo: VNA) 

Hanoi (VNA) –The Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei will continue to closely coordinate with Taiwanese authorities and relatives of those who are believed to be missing to carry out identity verification procedures and necessary citizen protection measures, Deputy Spokeswoman of the Foreign Ministry Pham Thu Hang said on March 31.

She was referring to information related to the recent discovery of bodies drifting at sea in Taiwan (China), with some carrying Vietnamese ID papers.

Immediately after receiving the information from Taiwanese authorities on the case, the ministry directed the Taipei office to urgently work with Taiwanese authorities on the matter, Hang said.

On March 23, 2023, the ministry's Consular Department also met representatives of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vietnam to propose coordination to verify related information and support Vietnam’s representative mission in Taipei in implementing citizen protection measures, Hang further said./.