Vietnam has actively participated in the search for the Malaysian jet that vanished in the sky on March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing , demonstrating its responsibility and humanitarian tradition in the issue.

Doan Huu Gia, Vice Director General of the Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation, made the remarks at a press conference at the command office on Phu Quoc island, southern Kien Giang province, on March 13.

He confirmed that Vietnam continues to stay active in the mission that it has performed over the past few days though no traces of the missing plane have been found thus far.

The country on March 13 sent a strong force of two AN 26, one Mi 171 and two CASA 212 aircraft as well as seven ships to join forces from other countries in the search, he said.

It has also showed close coordination with Malaysia , China and Singapore , added Gia.

Vietnam also dispatched three aircraft and five ships to rummage the site where Chinese satellites captured floating debris in the hunt for the missing jet. However, nothing has been found.

Although the search for the Boeing 777-200 airplane with 239 people on board made no progress, reporters from many news agencies around the world are patiently waiting in Phu Quoc.-VNA