US left-wing peace activist Randy Ross is making a visit to Vietnam to study the land and people here, and the enduring consequences of the American War.

Ross was received by Nguyen Thi Binh, former Vice State President and Chairwoman of the Vietnam Fund for Peace and Development, in Hanoi on September 27.

Recalling international friends’ assistance to Vietnam during the war, Binh highlighted the country’s efforts in settling such issues as unexploded ordnance and Agent Orange/Dioxin victims.

She said she hopes through this ongoing visit, Ross and her family will help US youngsters and peace activists better understand Vietnam, promoting mutual understanding, friendship and cooperation between the two peoples.

The fact-finding visit, which will run until October 10, will help the US guest write about Vietnam ’s current development achievements and the consequences of the war, including the impact of Agent Orange/Dioxin on women and children.

Randy Ross is a lecturer on gender equality at Brown University in the US.-VNA