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Thursday, June 21, 2018, 12:27
US, Vietnam complete dialogue on maritime issues
By Xinhua
Thursday, June 21, 2018, 12:27 By Xinhua

This photo, created on June 21, 2018, shows the United States and Vietnam national flags. (PHOTO / CHINA DAILY)

WASHINGTON - The United States and Vietnam held the fifth US-Vietnam Dialogue on Maritime Issues and the Law of the Sea on June 19-20 in Washington, the US State Department said Wednesday.

According to the department's statement, experts from the two nations' foreign affairs and maritime agencies have exchanged views on a range of issues related to oceans, the law of the sea and maritime cooperation at international and regional forums.

The US and Vietnam support strengthening the US-Vietnam dialogue on these issues in future meetings, reads the statement, adding that Vietnam plans to host the next round of dialogue in 2019.

The US Department of State's Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs's Director Evan Bloom led the US delegations, while Vietnam's foreign ministry's director general Nguyen Dang Thang led the Vietnamese team. 

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