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Hanoi (VNA) – Vice Chairman of the Vietnam – US Friendship Association Bui The Giang hosted an eight-member delegation from the US’s Friendship Force of Florida (FF Florida) in Hanoi on October 23.

The FF Florida is part of the Friendship Force International (FFI) – a non-profit cultural organisation promoting understanding, cultural education and citizen diplomacy through homestay journeys and personal friendships. FFI is based in more than 60 countries, with 15,000 active members and over 300 journeys taking place each year.

The US delegation is visiting Vietnam from October 20 to November 2, aiming to boost mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples.

At the reception, Giang informed the delegates on Vietnam’s development and integration progress as well as its relations with the US, among others.

Giang said the Vietnamese Government has made efforts to tackle war consequences in the country like unexploded ordnance and Agent Orange/dioxin impacts.

He hoped the current trip will help the delegation gain better insight into Vietnamese people and land.

The delegates expressed their wish to gain such knowledge via programmes that allow them to learn about the country’s history, culture, and traditional arts.

The delegation has been scheduled to experience local life via a homestay programme in Hanoi and Hue./.