VOV.VN -A ceremony took place at Danang International Airport on September 17 to mark the nation handing over the remains of two US soldiers who laid down their lives during the Vietnam War.
|At the ceremony (Photo: US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City)
The event was co-organised by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) alongside the Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Personnel.
According to the office of the US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, both sets of remains are due to be sent to the DPAA’s laboratory in Hawaii to undergo further examination.
Both nations recently participated in their 36th joint field activity with the purpose of finding remains of soldiers killed during the Vietnam war.
The most recent occasion saw approximately 80 American and over 200 Vietnamese experts collaborate on recovery sites in the provinces of Quang Binh and Thua Thien-Hue.
In addition to these efforts, there was also a Vietnamese team searching a location in Quang Ninh province, while a joint investigation team conducted a search in the central region of Vietnam.
Last year, both countries commemorated the 30th anniversary of joint humanitarian activities.