Sixteen peace activists from the US met with representatives of authorities, organisations, and Agent Orange/Dioxin victims in central Da Nang city on April 27.

The activity was part of their visit to Vietnam from April 19 to May 1 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Vietnam-US relations.

The delegation, led by John McAuliff, Executive Director of the US Fund for Reconciliation and Development, includes those who used to engage in anti-war movements.

At the meeting, they were informed about local socio-economic development and the cooperation in economics, culture, education and humanitarian aid between Da Nang and the US.

They also discussed issues regarding regional peace, assistance to Agent Orange/Dioxin victims, and ways to foster people-to-people exchanges between the two countries.

During their stay in Vietnam, the US activists have also joined meetings with local scholars and agencies and will attend activities marking the 40 th anniversary of Vietnam’s southern liberation and national reunification in Ho Chi Minh City this week.-VNA