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Agent Orange

RoK veterans’ group condemns AO/dioxin use in Vietnam

World

RoK veterans’ group condemns AO/dioxin use in Vietnam

The Korean Healthy Security Measures Association (KHSMA), an advocacy group for war veterans, held a press conference with foreign correspondents on May 27 in Seoul to condemn the use of Agent Orange during the war in Vietnam and protest the lack of compensation from the US administration for all the victims in the Republic of Korea (RoK) of the toxic chemical.

US Senate delegation welcomed in HCM City

Politics

US Senate delegation welcomed in HCM City

Politburo member and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan hosted a reception on April 20 for a US Senate delegation, led by Senator Patrick Leahy, Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

Party official welcomes visit by US senators

Politics

Party official welcomes visit by US senators

Politburo member and permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Tran Quoc Vuong welcomed a delegation of US senators, led by Vice Chairman of the US Senate Committee on Appropriations Patrick Leahy, during a reception in Hanoi on April 18 to mark the beginning of their visit to Vietnam.

Military official demands resumption of AO victim’s lawsuit

Society

Military official demands resumption of AO victim’s lawsuit

Major General Tran Ngoc Tho, former Chief of Staff of Military Region 7, sent a letter on April 16 to US courts to demand the resumption of the lawsuit filed by Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange (AO) in 2004 against 37 US chemical firms, including Monsanto and Dow Chemical.

Vietnam honours US woman for Agent Orange relief work

Society

Vietnam honours US woman for Agent Orange relief work

President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisatoins (VUFO) Nguyen Phuong Nga on April 16 presented the Friendship Order, a notable distinction of the Vietnamese State, to Executive Director of the War Legacies Project (WLP) Susan Marie Hammond.

Vietnam, US review cooperation in settling war consequences

Politics

Vietnam, US review cooperation in settling war consequences

Vietnam and the US have reviewed their cooperation in dealing with the consequences of war during a conference in Washington DC on March 26, which was jointly held by the National Steering Committee on the Settlement of Post-war Unexploded Ordnance and Toxic Chemical Consequences (Office 701) and the US Institute of Peace (USIP).