Vietnam, US beef up humanitarian cooperation hinh anh 1Vietnamese AO/dioxin victims (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vice President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations Don Tuan Phong has suggested US activists call on the US Government to pay more heed to decontaminating “environmental hot spots” in Vietnam and supporting local Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims.

At a reception for Chairman of the US Foundation for Humanity Rennie Davis in Hanoi on August 15, Phong voiced his hope to receive more assistance from international friends, including those from the US, in handling post-war consequences in Vietnam.

He hailed the foundation’s initiatives aiming to heal the scars of war via friendship exchanges and medical supply for Vietnamese AO victims.

Rennie Davis, in reply, said his visit is due to study potential for cooperation with Vietnam in realising the “Vietnam-US Initiative” which covers activities to help AO victims in the central city of Da Nang, along with preparing for an exchange programme between the two countries’ people scheduled for October 2017.

He pledged to carry out more activities to help Vietnamese AO victims and contribute to enhancing people-to-people exchange.-VNA