Vietnam’s experience and the results of searching for the remains of missing foreign servicemen during the war in Vietnam was introduced to foreign military attaches in the country at a meeting in Hanoi on May 25.

At the meeting, Deputy Director of the Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Persons (VNOSMP) Colonel Dao Xuan Kinh briefed the participants on a number of measures taken by Vietnam and the US in the search for servicemen missing in action (MIA).

In past years, the Vietnamese Ministry of Defence MIA Agency had collected information and documents and interviewed witnesses with information on MIA servicemen and also conducted excavations to search for the remains of those servicemen.

Vietnam had repatriated 915 remains of missing servicemen to the US and also a number of remains of Australian soldiers to Australia, said Kinh.

Military attaches from Australia, South Africa, Cambodia and Singapore took the occasion to thank the agency for exchanging information on MIA work, expressing the hope that the work would be quicker and more effective in the future./.