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Hanoi (VNA) – Secretary-General of the Vietnam-USA Society (VUS) Bui Van Nghi hosted a reception in Hanoi on November 23 for a delegation from the American Veterans Union (AVU), who are on a working trip to Vietnam.

Nghi highlighted the development of the Vietnam – US relationship over the past 21 years, particularly after the establishment of the comprehensive partnership in July 2013, the US visit by Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in July 2015 and the Vietnam visit by US President Barack Obama in May 2016.

He expressed his hope that the ongoing visit will help delegation better understand Vietnam’s situation, its foreign policy and Vietnam - US relations, thus contributing to enhancing the relations between the Vietnamese and US people.

For his part, AVU National Commander Charles E. Schmidt, who led the delegation, said the visit aims to study the land, people, and socio-economic development of Vietnam as well as  operations related to bomb-mine clearance and search for missing US soldiers during wartime.

During their stay from November 21-25, the delegation had working sessions with the Foreign Ministry, the Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Persons (VNOSMP) and the Vietnam Veterans Association, and visited a number of museums in Hanoi./.
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