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

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

General Ngo Xuan Lich hands over a gift to Senator Patrick Leahy. Photo:

He spoke highly of Senator Patrick Leahy’s contributions to the bilateral cooperation in addressing war aftermaths, and hoped the US Senator will 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 come back 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.

Source: VNA