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Press Statement
Richard Boucher, Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 12, 2003


United States - Vietnam Sign Bilateral Counternarcotics Assistance Agreement

On the occasion of the visit of Vietnamís Deputy Prime Minister Vu Khoan to the United States, the governments of the United States of America and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam signed a bilateral Letter of Agreement on Counternarcotics Cooperation on December 11, 2003, in Los Angeles. In addition to the Civil Air Agreement, this is the second agreement signed during the Deputy Prime Ministerís visit. The Letter of Agreement commits both governments to establish and support projects designed to combat the production and trafficking of illicit narcotics and other forms of transnational criminal activities. This agreement is an important step toward building a strong cooperative effort in the fight against illegal drugs, and it strengthens the broadening relationship between our two countries.

2003/1257


Released on December 12, 2003

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