US, Vietnam hold fifth defence policy dialogue

Vietnam and the US are seeking to boost defence ties in the coming time during their fifth defence policy dialogue in the US.

Deputy Defence Minister Sent. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh led the Vietnamese delegation to the dialogue, which forms part of the officer’s working visit to the US from September 27 to October 3. 

Stronger defence ties are expected in military medicine, the settlement of post-war consequences, information sharing in service of search and rescue, and humanitarian aid. 

Experience in undertaking UN peace-keeping missions and search for soldiers missing in action will be discussed, as will regional and international issues of mutual concern. 

The Vietnamese officers are scheduled to meet with high-ranking officials of the US Departments of Defence and State, and Congress.

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