Overview of the meeting (Source: qdnd.vn)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Defence Minister Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh had a meeting in Hanoi on March 19 with Kelly McKeague, Director of the Defence Prisoner of War/Mission in Action Accounting Agency (DPAA) under the US Department of Defence.

Host and guest affirmed that cooperation in dealing with war aftermath is among prioritised cooperation areas of Vietnam and the US as well as a motivation for defence affiliation between the two countries.

They underlined that search for missing servicemen in action is of humanitarian significance, contributing to creating trust and strengthening partnership between the two countries.

Vietnam’s Defence Ministry welcomes all appropriate initiatives to raise the efficiency of search and cooperation activities between the two countries in overcoming war consequences such as Agent Orange/dioxin detoxification and the clearance of wartime bombs, mine and explosives, stated Vinh.

He also expressed his hope that the two sides will continue promoting communications to help people of both countries understand difficulties and achievements in efforts to surmount war consequences in Vietnam over the past years.-VNA