At the meeting (Source: Vietnam Times)
Hanoi (VNA) – President of the Vietnam-US Society (VUS) Nguyen Tam Chien hosted a reception for members of the US Sons and Daughters in Touch (SDIT) in Hanoi on December 8.

The host welcomed the visit, which falls on the 20th anniversary of rapprochement between Vietnam and the US.

He briefed the visitors on Vietnam’s socio-economic situation over the past few years and highlighted the role of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO), including the VUS, in enhancing mutual understanding, friendship and cooperation between the Vietnamese and US people.

Margot C. Dolgne, founder of the Two Side Project (2SP) said through the visit the US guests want to study the land, people and socio-economic development of Vietnam, and increase exchanges with Vietnamese children of fallen soldiers and seasoned servicemen.

The US delegation also expected to visit battlefields to learn more about the Vietnam War on the spirit of reconciliation, friendship and looking toward the future.

Six out of the eight members of the SDIT had fathers killed in action (KIA) or missing in action (MIA) in the US war in Vietnam.

During the visit from December 8 to 19, the US delegation is scheduled to meet with the Vietnam War Veterans’ Association; visit the bomb and mine consequences exhibition center in central Quang Tri province; and speak with Vietnamese war veterans and children of fallen soldiers in Quang Tri, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City.

The guests are set to visit Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Ngai and Binh Duong provinces, which witnessed fierce battles during the war.-VNA