Attaches told of efforts to find missing troops

Published: 25/05/2011 05:00



The Ministry of National Defence yesterday,
May 25, briefed foreign military attaches on efforts to search for foreign
soldiers who remain missing in action (MIA) after the wars.

commander of the ministry’s MIA agency and deputy director of the Viet Nam
Office for Seeking Missing Persons, Dao Xuan Kinh, shared experiences and
outcomes of joint activities that have been implemented by Viet Nam and the US.

He also
introduced criteria, tasks, requirements and methods used to carry out the MIA

recent years, the ministry’s MIA agency has carried out investigations,
research, document collection, witness interviews and excavations to facilitate
the search for and repatriation of soldiers remains. Technical meetings have
also been organised between Viet Nam and the US.

Viet Nam
handed 915 sets of remains over to the US as well as repatriated the remains of
many Australian soldiers who have been MIA since the wars.

The US
and Australian sides expressed thanks and appreciation for Viet Nam’s
humanitarian goodwill in searching for and returning MIA remains to their
countries and families.

attaches of Australia, Cambodia, Singapore and South Africa thanked the agency
for exchanging MIA-related information and expressed their hopes that future MIA
tasks would continue to be implemented effectively in the future.

Nam News

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