Wednesday, 23 March 2011

U.S wants joint meeting with Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos on search for U.S remains

via CAAI

March 23, 2011

The United States wants a meeting together with Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos to speed up searching for the remains of American soldiers missing in the Vietnam War, said Ann Mills Griffiths, head of the National League of POW-MIA Families, on Wednesday.

She made the suggestion during a meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, and she also thanked Cambodia for helping the U. S search for American soldiers' remains in Cambodia, the spokesman for the Prime Minister, Eang Sophalleth, told reporters after the meeting.

Meanwhile, the premier reiterated that Cambodia will cooperate actively on this issue.

Gen. Pol Saroeun, commander-in-chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF), has also urged the U.S to speed up search as people who have known this issue are very old now.

According to the U.S. POW/MIA (Prisoner of War/Missing in Action) Office, at the end of the Vietnam War, there were 81 U.S. personnel missing in Cambodia.

Cambodia has also allowed Vietnam to search the remains of its troops who had lost their lives in the country.

Source: Xinhua

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