19/03/2016 10:42 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnamese General receives US Commander

Hanoi, March 18 (VNA) - General Do Ba Ty, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army and Deputy Defence Minister, hosted a reception for Admiral Scott Swift, Commander of the US Pacific Fleet, in Hanoi on March 18.

Speaking at the meeting, General Ty said Vietnam treasures its comprehensive relations with the US , particularly in naval activities.

The US Navy has supported the Vietnam People’s Navy in training for detection and removal of underwater, unexploded ordnance left from wars, Ty said.

Ty said he hopes the two naval forces will further cement ties based on equality and mutual respect for the benefit of each nation, and regional peace and stability.

For his part, Admiral Swift stated that potential for cooperation between the two countries’ navies remain largely untapped, affirming that he would work to translate such potential into reality.

The commander also agreed that Vietnam’s territorial dispute in the East Sea should be settled peacefully with respect for international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

He said he will continue contributing to ensuring safety and security in the East Sea towards regional and global stability.