Delegation from US House Committee on Armed Services welcomed in Hanoi

VOV.VN - Vice Chairman of the National Assembly (NA) Gen. Do Ba Ty hosted a reception in Hanoi on January 20 for a delegation of the Committee on Armed Services of the US House of Representatives led by Congressman Seth Moulton.

Welcoming the guests – one of the first US delegations to visit Vietnam in 2020, Ty expressed his confidence that the visit will help further foster the comprehensive partnership between the two countries across bilateral, regional and global aspects.

Over the recent past, the two countries have incessantly developed their relations in politics, economy, trade, science, technique, culture, education, defence, and security, the host said, noting that Vietnam always regards the US one of the leading partners in economics and trade. The US has also taken many practical actions and backed the approval of budget for the settlement of war consequences in Vietnam.

As both nations are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their diplomatic ties (July 12) this year, Ty voiced his hope that bilateral relations will grow and flourish in the time ahead.

At the meeting, the official also asked the US to continue taking heed to dealing with war aftermath in the Southeast Asian nation, including unexploded ordnance clearance, dioxin detoxification at Bien Hoa airport, and support for the disabled and Agent Orange victims, while assisting Vietnam in improve its capacity at sea.

Ty underscored the need for the two sides to enhance connections between their parliamentary agencies in a wide range of fields such as personnel training and experience sharing.

In reply, Congressman Moulton said his delegation’s visit lay a foundation for the promotion of the countries’ relations in various fields.

He also pledged support for the improvement of the Vietnamese coast guard and naval forces’ capacity.