Thu, August 09, 2012

Vietnam, U.S. boost defense cooperation

2012-08-09 14:54:12 GMT2012-08-09 22:54:12(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

HANOI, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Defense, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, met here on Thursday with a U.S. congressmen delegation of the House of Representatives' Committee on Armed Services during their visit to Vietnam.

Vinh welcomed the visit to Vietnam by U.S. congressmen led by Representative Joe Wilson, Chairman for the Subcommittee on Military Personnel, saying that in recent years defense relations between Vietnam and the United States have developed in the fields of exchange of visits, medical training and assistance, and cooperation in solving the aftermath of war.

Vinh said he believed that the visit will actively contribute to promoting bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

Joe Wilson thanked the Vietnamese military official for his warm welcome, and highly evaluated effective cooperation from the Vietnamese government and people in searching information about the American soldiers missing in action during the war, and expressed his hope that bilateral cooperation in healing the wound of war in the coming time will be more effective and of mutual benefit for both countries.

The U.S. congressman also confirmed that in his position he will try his utmost to further promote cooperation between the two countries.


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