Sep 24, 2020 / 09:46

Vietnam, US hold 11th Political, Security and Defense Dialogue

The Hanoitimes - These annual dialogue further promotes the robust and growing bilateral relationship between the United States and Vietnam.

Vietnamese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Minh Vu and US Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper met virtually on September 23, 2020 to discuss bilateral security cooperation at the eleventh US-Vietnam Political, Security, and Defense Dialogue.

 Vietnamese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Minh Vu (right center) participates in the 11th US-Vietnam Political, Security, and Defense Dialogue. Photo: baoquote.vn

Building on the success of the tenth Dialogue held in Washington, D.C. in March 2019, these talks further promoted the robust and growing bilateral relationship between the United States and Vietnam and reflected their shared commitment to a free, open, and independent Indo-Pacific region, the US Department of State said in a statement.

Topics discussed included security cooperation and defense trade; maritime security; peacekeeping; promoting international Women, Peace, and Security efforts; and humanitarian issues, including POW/MIA recovery and clearance of legacy unexploded munitions.