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Hanoi (VNA) – Vice President of the Vietnam-US Society (VUS) Bui The Giang received in Hanoi on March 14 a delegation of the US Fund for Reconciliation and Development led by its Director John Francis McAuliff.

Giang expressed his hope that the delegation will understand more about  land, people, history, culture, traditions and customs of Vietnam as well as the life of Vietnamese people during their visit to Vietnam from March 4-25.

He briefed the guests on Vietnam’s development and integration, Vietnam – US cooperation and challenges in addressing post-war consequences in Vietnam, including the Orange Agent/Dioxin and mine clearance.

The Government of Vietnam has joint hands with international organisations to settle post-war consequences, Giang said, adding that the effective settlement of the issue will help consolidate and build the trust and promote friendship between the Vietnamese and American people in the coming time.

For his part, John Francis McAuliff expressed his admiration at Vietnam’s rapid growth as well as the fruitful development of the Vietnam – US relations.

This current trip to Vietnam is expected to help delegation members get update on Vietnam and the Vietnam – US relations’ development, he said.

During the meeting, the two sides talked issues related to post-war consequence settlement, search for remains of missing-in-action US servicemen in Vietnam, and Vietnam’s people-to-people diplomacy. - VNA