A Vietnam - US photo exhibition (Source: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – President of the Vietnam – US Society Nguyen Tam Chien had a working session with a delegation of the US’s Vassar University led by Prof. Dr Robert K. Brigham in Hanoi on March 13. 

Chien briefed the delegation about people-to-people exchange activities of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations as well as pro-peace activities of the two peoples.

He reviewed major milestones of bilateral diplomatic ties in peacetime and the role of the Vietnam – US Society and mass organisations in boosting bilateral friendship.

The host also mentioned celebrations for the fifth anniversary of the bilateral comprehensive partnership in July 2018, towards the 25th anniversary of the bilateral relations by 2020.

He also answered questions regarding bilateral diplomatic ties, war landmine and unexploded ordnance overcoming efforts, Agent Orange/dioxin victims and exchange of delegations.

Brigham, for his part, said the visit affords the delegation a chance to learn about Vietnam.

The delegation comprising of 27 members, including professors, lecturers, former students of Vassar University and relatives are in Vietnam from March 12-23.

Brigham is a prestigious professor in history and international relations and an expert in the US’s external relations history, particularly the Vietnam war. He accompanied a delegation led by former US Secretary of Defence Robert McNamara to attend the seminar “Vietnam – US relations: missed opportunities” in 1998.-VNA