US Air Force Academy delegation to visit Vietnam this summer
Updated : Thursday, May 17, 2018 9:24 AM (GMT+0700)

TheUS Air Force Academy (USAFA) is scheduled to send a delegation of students toVietnam and several other Southeast Asian nations this summer for information,language and cultural exchanges with these countries, said USAFA ViceSuperintendent Colonel David Harris. 

Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Pham Quang Vinh (right) and Vice Superintendent
of US Air Force Academy Colonel David Harris - Source: VNA

Harris informed VietnameseAmbassador to the US Pham Quang Vinh of the plan when the Ambassador visitedthe academy last week. He also said that the academy is working to build a suitablecooperation programme with Vietnam. 

The Colonel briefedAmbassador Vinh on the USAFA’s international cooperation programmes in thefields of training and research, including the exchange of students for bothshort and long terms. 

Apart from national defence,the academy also has strengths in other spheres like information technology,cyber security, administration, mechanics, international relations andlanguages, he said. 

Host and guest applauded thedevelopment of the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership across the fields,including national defence and security, and cooperation in regional andinternational matters of shared concern.

They highlighted the visitto the US by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in May 2017 and President DonaldTrump’s visit to Vietnam in November the same year, as well as the recentvisits by the two countries’ defence ministers over the past time. 

Ambassador Vinh expressedhis hope that Vietnam and the US will promote the comprehensive partnership,including collaboration in training and capacity building in national defenceand security.

On this occasion, thediplomat shared Vietnam’s viewpoints on a number of regional and internationalissues. 

Established in 1954, theUSAFA is one of the five major military academies of the US, with 4,200students of 29 departments.


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