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Hanoi - The US has decided to provide Vietnam with an aid package worth 2 million USD to help the country overcome the consequences of natural disasters, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has said.
Pompeo, who has been on an official visit to Vietnam to celebrate the 25th founding anniversary of Vietnam-US diplomatic relations, announced the aid during a meeting with Minister of Public Security Gen. To Lam in Hanoi on October 30.
The US Secretary of State extended his condolences to residents in Vietnam’s central region over great losses caused by floods.
For his part, Lam said the meeting contributed to further strengthening bilateral security cooperation and deepening the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership, thereby serving as a foundation to consolidate and promote strategic trust.
The Vietnamese minister spoke highly of the outcomes of cooperation in national defence - security between the two countries in the recent past and voiced his hope that Vietnam and the US will continue close and practical collaboration to deal with common security challenges in the region.
Vietnam and the US have made strides in security and law enforcement cooperation, he noted, adding that the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) has become an important partner of various US agencies.
The MPS will play an active role in enhancing cooperation in specialised sectors and the Vietnam-US bilateral relationship, Lam promised.