Vietnam, Japan boost coordination in helping AO/dioxin victims hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - A delegation from the committee of religions for peace of Japan had a working session with representatives of the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) in Hanoi on December 3.

During the event, VAVA President Sen. Lieut. Gen Nguyen Van Rinh said between 1961 and 1971, US troops sprayed some 80 million litres of herbicides which contain Agent Orange (AO) over southern Vietnam. About 4.8 million Vietnamese people are exposed to AO/dioxin, of whom over 3 million are victims and hundreds of thousands of children are in the third and fourth generations.

Apart from attention and help from the Vietnamese Party, State and sectors, the AO/dioxin victims receive assistance from organisations and individuals in and outside the country, including those from Japan, Rinh said.

The Japanese guests affirmed to continue cooperating with the VAVA in caring and help AO/dioxin victims.-VNA