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Children of fallen Vietnamese, US soldiers meet in Washington

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The poster of documentary "2 Sides Project". (Photo: 2sidesproject.com)

Washington (VNA) - Children of fallen Vietnamese soldiers participated in a meeting in Washington on May 26 with their peers of American soldiers who had been killed or wounded in battles during the Vietnam war.

The visit is being made at the invitation of Margot Delogne, founder and executive director of the “2 Sides Project” (2SP), which is aimed at connecting sons and daughters who lost fathers on both sides of the Vietnam-US war.

Welcoming the Vietnamese delegation to the US, Delogne said children of fallen Vietnamese and US soldiers have little chance to meet and learn about each other even though Vietnam-US relations have taken giant steps after 20 years of normalization of diplomatic ties.

Therefore, the 2SP wants to encourage exchanges between them to share losses and difficulties, she added.

Secretary General of the Vietnam-USA Society Bui Van Nghi, who led the Vietnamese delegation, thanked Delogne and 2SP staff for their warm welcome, saying the visit is meaningful to the development of Vietnam-US ties.

It will act as another channel for exchanges and dialogues between people of the two countries, particularly young generations, he added.

During the visit, the Vietnamese delegation also attended the screening of “2 Sides Project”, a feature documentary that follows the journey of six American sons and daughters as they bridge the cultural, geographical and emotional divide between themselves and Vietnamese sons and daughters whose fathers died fighting for the other side.

The 2SP was launched by Margot Delogne in 2015.-VNA
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