US Senate delegation visits Vietnam

Thursday, 2019-04-18 18:06:12
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Politburo member, Minister of National Defence Ngo Xuan Lich (R) and Vice Chairman of Appropriations Committee Senator Patrick Leahy (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Politburo member and Minister of National Defence Ngo Xuan Lich hosted a reception for a Senate delegation from the US led by Vice Chairman of Appropriations Committee Senator Patrick Leahy in Hanoi on April 18.

The General expressed his belief that the visit would help promote the comprehensive partnership between Vietnam and the US.

The bilateral defence partnership has been developing, evidenced by delegation exchanges, training cooperation, experience sharing in UN peacekeeping activities, and addressing post-war consequences, Lich said.

He spoke highly of Senator Patrick Leahy’s contributions to the bilateral cooperation in addressing the aftermaths of the war and hoped the US Senator would contribute more to the implementation of the dioxin detoxification project at Bien Hoa Airport in the southern province of Dong Nai, following the success of a similar project at Da Nang Airport in the central city of Da Nang.

Senator Patrick Leahy expressed his pleasure to return to Vietnam and said his trip aims to contribute to developing the bilateral relations.

He pledged to do his utmost to ensure the success of the dioxin detoxification project at Bien Hoa Airport.