The Republic of Korea’s MBC Television wants to support Agent Orange (AO) victims in Vietnam , MBC General Director Kim Jae Cheul said.

The MBC leader affirmed this willingness while working with the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange /dioxin (VAVA) in Hanoi on October 26.

MBC will bear all expenses for 80 Vietnamese AO victims to come to the RoK for medical check-ups in June 2012, he said, adding that during this trip, the Vietnamese AO victims will meet with Koreans who share the same plight, to exchange experience in overcoming difficulties in their life.

From 2013, MBC will annually invite top doctors and health experts from large RoK hospitals to provide medical check-ups and treatment for AO victims in Vietnam .

The television channel plans to make a TV programme on Vietnamese and RoK AO victims to seek more support for them.

On the same day, the MBC delegation visited the Friendship Village where Vietnamese AO victims are provided with care, treatment and vocational training.

According to VAVA, n early 4.8 million Vietnamese people were exposed to AO, of whom around 3 million suffer from health problems due to the exposure./.