Laos has accepted at least part of a wide-ranging U.S. plan for joint searches for evidence about the fates of Americans missing in action since the Vietnam War, official Lao radio reported Thursday.

"In the exchange of views on the U.S. prisoner of war and MIA issue, the Lao side has agreed to the proposal to seek information on unclear burial grounds and for further searches for remains in general places," the broadcast said.It said the proposals, presented April 17 by U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Carl Ford, were accepted at a meeting Saturday with a U.S. military delegation.