HANOI, July 8 (Xinhua) — Vietnam urged the United States to continue their cooperation, with priority in overcoming war consequences, said a Vietnamese official.

Nguyen Chi Vinh, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Defense made the remark while meeting with visiting Thomas Ross, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Security Cooperation in capital Hanoi on Thursday afternoon, according to the website of the Ministry of Defense on Friday.

Vinh proposed that prioritized cooperation between Vietnam and U.S. will include treatment of Agent Orange/Dioxin-caused environmental pollution, demining, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief as well as search and rescue among others.

Thomas Ross, for his part, noted Vietnamese proposal and said that with joint efforts, defense ties between the United States and Vietnam will become more practical and effective in the coming time.