US defence official welcomed in Hanoi

(VOV) -Deputy Defence Minister Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh on June 4 received Acting Assistant Secretary of Defence for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Kelly Magsamen on a working visit to Vietnam.

At the reception, Lieutenant General Vinh highlighted the fine development of Vietnam-US relations in recent years, demonstrated by the establishment of a comprehensive partnership in which defence cooperation has progressed in various fields-personnel training , humanitarian assistance, response to natural disasters, and maritime security and safety.

Ms. Kelly Magsamen suggested strengthening information sharing and exchange of high -level military delegations, effectively carrying out the memorandum of understanding on bilateral defense cooperation signed by both sides to increase the efficiency of defense cooperation and accelerate the settlement of post-war consequences in Vietnam.

They also discussed preparations for forthcoming visits by senior US defence officials to Vietnam and Vietnam-US Defence Policy Dialogue slated for September this year.