The Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) on April 4 handed over five dossiers concerning fallen Vietnamese soldiers to the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.

The event took place during a visit to Thua Thien-Hue by a VVA delegation headed by its vice president Jack Gerald Devine.

One of the dossiers contains information on a burying area in Chan May-Lang Co in Phu Loc district.

Jack Gerald Devine briefed local officials about outcomes of the “Veteran Initiative Programme” which collects information regarding Vietnamese fallen soldiers and discussed the process of searching for the two countries’ missing soldiers.

Standing Vice Chairman of the Thua Thien-Hue People’s Committee Ngo Hoa spoke highly of VVA’s activities over the past time, especially in helping search for Vietnamese missing soldiers.

“This is a humanitarian programme that has contributed to healing the war wounds and boosting the friendship and cooperation between the US and Vietnam ”, he said.

Hoa expressed his hopes that VVA will continue to provide information about Vietnamese missing soldiers and pledged that the province will coordinate and create favourable conditions for the search for US missing-in-action soldiers.

Established in 1978, VVA aims to serve the interest of war veterans and their families. In 1999, VVA sent the first delegation to Vietnam under the Veteran Initiative Programme in response to Vietnam ’s goodwill towards missing in action (MIA) issues./.