The Vietnam Office for Seeking Mission Personnel (VNOSMP) held a ceremony on December 26 to mark its 40th founding anniversary.

The office has, over the past 40 years, performed well its function of consulting the Party and State and supporting the ministries in searching for personnel listed as missing in action (MIA) during the American war.

The effective settlement of the MIA issue in Vietnam has made important contributions to untangling the knots in the Vietnam-US relations, helping improve the bilateral ties.

Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc and deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan spoke highly of the contributions by the office as well as the effective support from ministries, agencies and localities in the work MIA over the past time.-VNA